Bug #259

Queries on Author name need to search Authorship instead

Added by Chris Cannam about 8 years ago. Updated about 8 years ago.

Status:ClosedStart date:2011-08-10
Priority:HighDue date:
Assignee:Luis Figueira% Done:

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Target version:Bibliography Alpha

Description

Currently we have a name column in the Author table which is almost certainly redundant. Queries on this column should be using Authorships instead.

Illustration:

Say I have a user "chrisca", name "Chris Cannam". I have publications in the names "C Cannam" and "Christopher Cannam".

When I type "can.." into the author field for a new publication, I expect to see the autocomplete options

  • Chris Cannam [at my institution]
  • C Cannam [at instition I was at when I published first paper]
  • Christopher Cannam [likewise for second]

the latter two are entirely Authorship records, not Author records (since we have a 1-1 relationship between the purely nominal Author object and the User).

History

#1 Updated by Chris Cannam about 8 years ago

  • Description updated (diff)

#2 Updated by Chris Cannam about 8 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed

Done, thanks!

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