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Object Event Number field: add to Objects tab table

Object Event Number field: add to Objects tab table

I know I've posted this before in the distant past, so just in case it has gotten lost in the shuffle:

We want to see, in the table of Objects on the Objects tab, a column for the Object's Event number, in addition to the other columns (Object, section, notes) that are there. And of course it should be possible to sort the table by that column as well.

Thanks

Will

Edited by: - 01-Jan-70 09:00:00

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Re: Object Event Number field: add to Objects tab table

Hi Will,

We have customised our Events/Objects tab, and the columns are all sortable:
Object, Section, Current Location, Cat. Status, Notes, Installation Type

Section is a code (picklist) indicating what part of the exhibition the object is in. Cat. Status is cataloguing status - we want to know this because everything has to be catalogued before it goes on display. Notes is for anything you like. Installation type (picklist) indicates whether the object was part of the initial installation or was added during a changeover.

Section, Notes and Installation type are all data items that reside in the Events module. When you attach an object, the Summary data appears in the Object column, and the Current Location and Cataloguing Status are pulled through from the Catalogue module to appear in their respective columns.

If we attach more than about 300 objects to an Event, it gets very slow, and we seem to get some data errors, so we have had to split some exhibitions into more than one Event record.

Hope this helps.

Barbara Palmer
Registrar, Collection Information
Powerhouse Museum
Sydney

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Re: Object Event Number field: add to Objects tab table

Thanks Barbara,

At CMA subclassing Events is not going to be an option in the foreseeable future, so we are hoping the generic Events Objects tab can give us at least most of what we want. We like that there is a field for the Event Number for the object. This allows us to ascribe unique ids to objects in a particular exhibition. But not having the field also appear as a column in the grid is limiting. We want to be able to see at a glance what those event numbers are, without having to click thru a long list to scan the numbers one at a time.

We are hoping that other KE sites would agree that having this field included in the object grid would be useful, as part of the standard package.

Will

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Re: Object Event Number field: add to Objects tab table

Last year we sub-classed our Events module in Gallery UK which is shared with Dulwich Picture Gallery, Manchester City Galleries and the Whitworth Art Gallery.

The fields included are

Object
Event Section
Event Catalogue Number
Event Object Number
(added to provide a general reference number that might refer to an object which may not have made it to the final exhibition and catalogue)
Status
Notes

I am interested in Powerhouse's Installation Type field as we have works that are removed or added to exhibitions and would like to hear some other views on such a field. We currently use the Notes field ro record such information.

It would seem sensible to standardise the module.

Julian Tomlin
The Whitworth Art Gallery

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Re: Object Event Number field: add to Objects tab table

Hi everyone, now a year later, we asked KE for a quote to add the Object Event Number as a column in the Objects tab grid.

The cost, though relatively modest, is nonetheless beyond our budget, so it occurred to us that other EMu clients who are interested in having this functionality might want to share the development costs with us.

If any of you out there have not already had this incorporated into your Events module, and you think you might want to, please contact me as soon as possible (offlist OK)

Will

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Re: Object Event Number field: add to Objects tab table

Hi everyone, actually this is just a test to see if emails in this forum (Events) are getting through.

Will Real

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