Loughborough Online Reading List System
NAME EditDataElement - edit a particular data element DESCRIPTION The EditDataElement CGI script allows the value to be created/edited for a data element associated with a given Structural Unit. PARAMETERS Standard *username* - Name of user running this CGI script. Required unless web server authentication is in use (when it is, the web server authenticated user is used instead). *password* - Password for the user. This is only required if the web server is not handling the user authentication and if no security hash parameter is being given. *security_hash* - An opaque value used to authenticate the user without requiring the password to be sent. This value is generated by a previous execution of a LUMP API script and may well be time limited. It is only required if no password or webserver authentication is done. *act_as* - Users in the SysAdmins group can elect to act on the behalf of other users once they are themselves authenticated. If this parameter is present it should contain the username of the user that should be switched to if this option is available and the real user has been authenticated successfully. Optional. *session_id* - An opaque string as far as the server is concerned that is intended solely to allow async clients to differentiate different results more easily. Optional. Specific for this script *suid* - ID for the Structural Unit. Required. *data_type_name* - Name of the data type associated with this data element. *data_type_id* - ID of the data type associated with this data element. Only need to choose between this and *data_type_name* if creating a new data element. *data_element_value* - The value to be given to this data element. *data_element_id* - The ID of the data element. Required if editing an existing data element. *replace* - A boolean value indicating if an existing element should be replaced if it is of a non-repeatable type. If this is set to 'N' and a non-repeatable data type is specified for which a data element already exists, an error will be returned. If set to 'Y' and an existing data element for a non-repeating data type is found, this is deleted before the new data element is created. RESULTS For successful operations, the LUMP XML <returns> section has a <data_element_id> element set with the ID of the data element that has been created or edited. SEE ALSO GetStructuralUnit FindSuid LUMP-XML-Response COPYRIGHT Copyright 2009 Loughborough University Library <email@example.com>. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, with no Front-Cover Texts, and with no Back-Cover Texts.