Data only resource types

Data only resources are resources which do not have an associated file. These resources contain metadata only and can be used to store a record or set of data that does not directly relate to a digital asset.

Generating PDFs

Data only resources can be configured to provide a PDF of metadata. These are based on templates that must be set up by the system administrator and placed in the filestore under system/pdf_templates as an HTML file. HTML2PDF is required by ResourceSpace to create PDFs.

An example template is in the template folder of a clean checkout of ResourceSpace. Custom templates can be used and should be in HTML with the following wildcards supported:

[%appliationname%]
Name of the ResourceSpace system
[%baseurl%]
URL of the ResourceSpace system in full
[%baseurl_short%]
URL of the ResourceSpace system without the base domain
[%filename%]
Name of the PDF that is being generated
[%date%]
Date at time of PDF generation
[%resource_type_name%]
Resource type of the Resource
[%metadatafield-8:title%]
Title of a metadata field, replace 8 with the reference of the required field.
[%metadatafield-8:value%]
Value of a metadata field, replace 8 with the reference of the required field.
[page_cu]
Current page number
[page_nb]
Number of pages