Gossamer Forum
Home : Products : DBMan : Customization :

Still about merging fields

Quote Reply
Still about merging fields
hello to Everybody
I'm setting DbMAN for the e-journals of a University Library.
you can find the "beta" to:
http://ecolex.bib.uniud.it/...man/db.cgi?db=rieltp
now the problem.
From a "librarian standpoint" a journal like "the economist" really begins with "e" and not with "t".
in other words, "the" should be a stopword.
This is the problem, and I've found a solution through the forum for the correct display of the records:first I've created 2 separate fields for the stopwords and the title (in italian, TITOLO), then I've added the lines:

$total = 0;
$total = $rec{'Stopword'}." ".$rec{'Titolo'};

in the sub html_record of the html.pl file and, third, $total is displayed in the record as "Titolocomp" (=complete title).
So if you click the "E" link (="journals that begins with E in the field TITOLO") you 'll find also "The economist", and that's fine.

now I'd like to add the $total as a "permanent field" for searching in the sub html_record_form, but the solutions found in the unofficial faq and in the following threads:

"Merge, Concatenate, Combine or whatever - it doesn't work "
"Adding
Fields Together"
"
Ignoring stopwords in search results"

doesn't work for me, so now my DbMAN has the bug of finding ONLY "economist" but not "the economist"...sigh!!! Pirate

please can you help?
Thnanks in advance,

Fabiano

Subject Author Views Date
Thread Still about merging fields Fabianope 3892 Jul 31, 2002, 4:02 AM
Post Re: [Fabianope] Still about merging fields
alon_g 3791 Jul 31, 2002, 7:45 AM
Post Re: [Fabianope] Still about merging fields
LoisC 3794 Jul 31, 2002, 9:11 AM
Post Re: [Fabianope] Still about merging fields
sigrid 3750 Jul 31, 2002, 11:37 AM
Thread Re: [Fabianope] Still about merging fields
sigrid 3720 Jul 31, 2002, 2:24 PM
Thread Re: [sigrid] Still about merging fields
Paul 3799 Jul 31, 2002, 3:13 PM
Thread Re: [Paul] Still about merging fields
Fabianope 3732 Aug 1, 2002, 8:35 AM
Thread Re: [Fabianope] Still about merging fields
Paul 3770 Aug 1, 2002, 8:40 AM
Thread Re: [Paul] Still about merging fields
sigrid 3686 Aug 5, 2002, 5:58 AM
Thread Re: [sigrid] Still about merging fields
Paul 3709 Aug 5, 2002, 7:07 AM
Post Re: [Paul] Still about merging fields
sigrid 3702 Aug 5, 2002, 2:08 PM