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Default Submission Types

Postby BVBAccelerate » Wed May 05, 2010 7:48 am

When setting up a conference there are by default no submission types. In the case of one of our clients, they are going to be hosting many conferences, and will allow many special interest groups to host conferences through their organization. They will always have the same types of submissions and to simplify the process for them I'd like those 4 to show up as default every time someone schedules a conference.

I have currently altered my /classes/schedConf/SchedConfDAO.inc.php file so that whenever a conference is scheduled it will make the appropriate controlled vocab entries, but I also had to end up using regular SQL insert statements to create the submission types for the conference since I couldn't find out how to get the appropriate objects to work with. I tried, but was unable to attach the file in either .php .inc or .txt formats (any suggestions?). I can give a link to the conference site if people are interested in observing the functionality.

I'm just starting with OCS and although I am a experienced PHP programmer I'm not familiar with the smarty template system or how the OCS system is operating. Any suggestions on how I should start either learning the system or developing this functionality are very much appreciated!
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Re: Default Submission Types

Postby mcrider » Fri May 07, 2010 4:27 pm

Hi BVBAccelerate,

Are the SQL statements you're calling in SchedConfDAO not working? If you want to attach some code for us to look at, you should be able to just copy/paste it into a [code] block here.

You might find some help from the OJS technical reference (yes, its OJS, and yes its out of date--but most concepts still apply): http://pkp.sfu.ca/ojs/OJSTechnicalReference.pdf

Cheers,
Matt
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