Metacat will reject updated eml210 document if there is not rev 1 on it.
I have some issue in saving eml to metacat 1.9.0 release candidate. If i work a eml on morpho, see i created tao.12566.1 and saved it locally. Then I
modified it a little bit and tried to save them as tao.12566.2. Unfortunatley, I go the error in metacat:
Error in writing eml document to the databaseDocument not found for Accession number tao.12566 [edu.ucsb.nceas.metacat.MetaCatServlet]
edu.ucsb.nceas.metacat.AccessionNumberException: Document not found for Accession number tao.12566.
I used the online eml parser to check the if tao.12566.2 is valid or not. The result shows it is a valid eml document.
I tried to use knb/style/skins/dev/devtool.html to update tao.12566.2 and got the same error. However, if i changed to insert action and gave it new id
tao.15.1, then the inserting worked even the eml doc is same.
This means if metacat doesn't have a docid, e.g, tao.12566.1, and you try to update a document tao.12566.2, it will fail. This is not convenient, since
user may work couple version locally, then save to metacat. Do you think we need to fix this issue?
I think metacat 1.8 doesn't have this behavior, but I not sure.
Updated by Jing Tao about 14 years ago
After disucssion with Matt and Mike, we decided morpho should use "INSERT" rather than "UPDATE" if there is no same id in metacat no matter the current version is 1 or greater than 1. Now morpho will check the docid existence status before inserting, then insert a document base on the status. The bug was fixed.