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Fatal error when "Move to Layout"

Postby mbria » Wed Sep 24, 2008 1:06 pm

Hi all,

I'm getting an ugly "Fatal error" (with OCS 2.1), when clicking "Move to Layout" on an accepted article:
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Fatal error: Call to a member function getFileType() on a non-object in /var/www/vhosts/mysite.com/httpdocs/ocs/classes/submission/trackDirector/TrackDirectorAction.inc.php on line 725

The only curious think I see about this article it's the acceptation. It was done 3 times...
The "offending" article is Moved to layout with "This file is ready for publication" checked and also checking the reviewed file radio button.

Any clues about how to fix it? Is this a known bug?

Thanks a lot for your help,

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Re: Fatal error when "Move to Layout"

Postby jmacgreg » Thu Sep 25, 2008 12:18 pm

Hi mbria,

I haven't heard of this one before. What do you have set under Scheduled Conference Setup 2.1, for the submission materials accepted?

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Re: Fatal error when "Move to Layout"

Postby mbria » Thu Sep 25, 2008 1:29 pm

Hi James,

Thanks for your help.

This is what we set:

Submission Materials: Abstract followed by presentation
Type of Submission: Both anabled.
Enable individual presentations, submitted by authors
Enable multiple-presentation sessions, submitted by panel organizers
Supplementary Materials: Supplementary files can be submitted with abstracts and presentations.

We jump over this issue manualy uploading the galley, but was a little confusing for our Section Directors.

Please, let us know if we can help in some sense.


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Re: Fatal error when "Move to Layout"

Postby asmecher » Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:37 pm

Hi mbria,

What is line 725 of classes/submission/trackDirector/TrackDirectorAction.inc.php? Your install doesn't seem to match a stock copy of OCS 2.1. What is the version at the top of the file (e.g. v 1.43)?

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Re: Fatal error when "Move to Layout"

Postby mbria » Fri Sep 26, 2008 1:50 am

Alec, sorry a lot for the misinformation: Our OCS version is (I'm ashamed... :oops: )

We evaluate upgrading, but we didn't as far as the review process was started.

I will upgrade OCS to last release as soon as we finish with the paper submissions.

If this issue could not be reproduced in the newest release, is up to you but I will just forget this post.

Thanks for your help,

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