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Missing article_id

Postby ianm » Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:44 am


There are a number of missing article_ids in the articles file (viewed through phpMyAdmin), i.e. 200 and 202 exist, but 201 does not. The Editor thinks that he has seen a paper on the system but it is no longer visible. Is it nomal for their to be gaps in the sequence of article_ids. If not, what might be the problem? Could this explain the "missing" paper?


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Re: Missing article_id

Postby asmecher » Mon Oct 29, 2007 9:23 am

Hi Ian,

Gaps in article_id values in the articles table are typically only caused by deleted articles. There are two ways an article can be deleted:
  • As the Author, before the submission has been completed
  • As the Editor, by Archiving a submission, finding it in the Archive, and then clicking "Delete" from there.
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Re: Missing article_id

Postby ianm » Mon Oct 29, 2007 9:36 am

Thanks Alex

I'll see if the Editor may have deleted anything from the archive, but I suspect not. Maybe it is just authors changing their minds.

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