Editing Multiple Resources
As well as editing individual resources, you can also edit multiple resources using a batch edit. This allows you to easily apply the same change to any number of resources in one action which can help with continuity.
To perform a batch edit you simply need to add your selected resources to a Collection and then choose "Edit all resources" from the collection actions list.
From version 9.0 and later, batch editing can also be performed directly on a set of search results by selecting "Edit all resources" from the search results actions list.
The batch edit screen differs from the resource edit page and will appear similar to the example below. Here you select the field(s) you wish to edit and then choose from a list of optoins depending on how you wish to modify the metadata. Please note that the options available will depend on the field type being edited.
The available options when editing multiple resources are as below
|Replace all text/option(s)||This will overwrite any data curently stored in the field|
|Find and replace (text fields only)||This will replace all instances all matching text with the new text entered|
|Copy data from field (text fields only) (version 9.0+)||This will overwrite any existing data with the value currently stored in another field for the same resource|
|Prepend text (text fields only)||This will prepend the entered text to the existing data|
|Append text/option(s)||For fixed list field types this will add any options to those currently selected, or append text to the end for text fields|
|Remove text/option(s)||This will remove the selected options or text from data currently stored in the field|
|Revert to state as of date/time (YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM)||This changes the field value back to the value that was current at the time entered (requires rse_version plugin to be enabled)|