OCS development discussion, enhancement requests, third-party patches and plug-ins.
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The OJS Technical Reference
and the OJS API Reference
are both available from the OJS Documentation
page. While these are OJS-specific, the OCS codebase is similar enough to OJS they should be of help. There is also an [url=http://pkp.sfu.ca/ocs_documentation[/url]OCS Documentation[/url] page with some more general documentation that might also be of interest.Git:
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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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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You might find some help from the OJS technical reference (yes, its OJS, and yes its out of date--but most concepts still apply): http://pkp.sfu.ca/ojs/OJSTechnicalReference.pdf
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