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OCS - Automatic Authors Index

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OCS - Automatic Authors Index

Postby gmattei » Mon Jul 27, 2009 7:20 am

I need to build an Authors Index to be included at the end of a Book of Abstract.
I searched the documentation but I was not able to find a specific entry for this topic.
I would like to have for each author present in the Conference database an entry like:

Author's last name, Author's first name, ID of the abstract(s) in which he/she is present as an author

Is there an automated way to do this?
Thanks in advance for your help.
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Re: OCS - Automatic Authors Index

Postby jmacgreg » Tue Jul 28, 2009 10:18 am

Hi GMattei,

Is this something you want to physically display within OCS, or rather would want a report for? You can use the Papers report plugin to download this information as a .csv file (log in as Conference Manager, and then under the Conference Management home page click "Stats and Reports" for the relevant shceduled conference; and then "Papers report"); if you're a developer, you can also look at how the plugin culls those numbers from the db (take a look at plugins/reports/papers for the necessary files). Please let us know if you have any follow-up questions.

Cheers,
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