request for forced alphabetization of CV terms

Project:RUcore Workflow Management System (WMS)
Version:6.1
Component:Create/Edit Digital Objects
Category:feature request
Priority:normal
Assigned:ananthan
Status:closed
Description

Is it possible for the system to force the alphabetization of CV terms? Some users are adding CV terms in alphabetical order, but this is not being done consistently. When CV lists are not in alphabetical order, it becomes difficult to find individual terms. Could the system reorder terms alphabetically?

Comments

#1

I think where this has been problematic has been in the hierarchical geographic. This element has been used primarily by NJDH and filing United States at the end of countries and filing New Jersey after most of the other states may be a problem.

#2

I know KA already knows this, but there are times when we DO want an alpha list, and other times when we do not. Case-by-case basis, please.

#3

Status:active» test

Feature added. Test. -YY

#4

Status:test» closed

This is working now. I added the term "alpha" at the end of the language term CV list. When I clicked the sort button, "alpha" moved to the correct alphabetical place in the list. Hitting the submit button at that point kept the term in the correct alphabetical place. When I did not hit the sort button, the term remained where I had entered it, which was not the correct alphabetical placement.

I'm not sure how everyone else in MDWG feels about this, but I think it's a great feature that will expedite and simplify our CV work.

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