Other entity does not display other entity Description
Morpho does not have an interface for working with the otherEntity element. Morpho does not import other entities. I have been using Morpho in combination with a text editor to do this.
Morpho only works with the dataTable element when displaying Entity information. When Morpho works with a file that is not a dataTable type of entity, the Entity Description information is missing. Our new online form will include the ability to upload other entities. Morpho needs to allow for the other kinds of entities.
Currently the display and download of other entities works fine on the knb/nceas website.
#1 Updated by Callie Bowdish over 12 years ago
The otherEntity element contains most of the same elements as the dataTable element. For some reason the numberOfRecords is only contained in the dataTable element. I think it would worth thinking about having it available but not required in the otherEntity element. This way it would be easier to change a dataTable element to an otherEntity element. It also seems like an inconsistency. The main difference between the two elements is that a dataTable requires that that the attributes are described and a otherEntity does not require that.
#2 Updated by Callie Bowdish over 12 years ago
Morpho currently does not display the otherEntity elements that it holds common with dataTable. Elements such as the entityDescription and physical display in Morpho when they are part of the dataTable element but not when they are part of the otherEntity element. Maybe we can add the option to display both of them when them with their full paths.