Free text input in Subject (geographic-hierarchical)

Project:RUcore Workflow Management System (WMS)

For MDWG discussion: In Subject geographic-hierarchic, WMS allows free text input in the county and city section subfields but not in country, province, state, city. I think this is the issue mentioned in the bug titled 'Subject (geographic-hierarchical) unable to add levels under Province.'

I think this should be fixed?



Version:6.1» 7.0


MDWG requests free text be made available for all levels of subject geographic hierarchical. This is not a duplicate of "Subject (geographic-hierarchical) unable to add levels under Province" cited above. However, we believe it is a duplicate of issue 1686.


Version:7.0» 7-x
Assigned to:mbweber» yuyang


Version:7-x» 7.6
Category:specification» task


Status:active» test

7.6 test. I still prefer CV over free text for state/city/..., but since people asked... -YY


Assigned to:yuyang» jjotto


Assigned to:jjotto» yuyang
Status:test» active

Province and city section don't allow input, free text or otherwise, whether or not a country is chosen.


Assigned to:yuyang» jjotto
Status:active» test

This is most likely due to how CV is configured in WMS. You need to configure it to allow free text input for each term source. In this case, country is the term source for region and state/province, and state/province is the term source for city, etc. If you observe something different, reopen the bug and give details. -YY


Status:test» active


We need to have a discussion about this.



Version:7.6» 7.7
Assigned to:jjotto» mbweber

Assigning this to MDWG. We'll discuss at the next meeting and implement a solution, if there is one, in the next release.


Version:7.7» 7.6
Status:active» fixed

Sub-elements in Subject (geographic-hierarchical): County, State, Region, Province, State, County, City, and City Section. Values in State, Region, and Province depend on the Country, and the rest of the sub-elements depend on the values in State or Province depending on the Country.

If we remove the dependency and allow free text, then metadata creators can enter any values that are not associated with each other in these sub-elements. IN order to allow free text, we have to go through the Country list one by one, and enable free text entry.

MDWG decided to handle this case-by-case.


Status:fixed» closed

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