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Connecting to a Fedora Repository

To connect directly to a Fedora Repository using the tuque library:

$connection = new RepositoryConnection($fedoraUrl, $username, $password); 
$connection->reuseConnection = TRUE; 
$repository = new FedoraRepository( 
	new FedoraApi($connection), 
	new SimpleCache());

The IslandoraTuque class provides a simple constructor for Islandora users.

D7 module_load_include('inc', 'islandora', 'includes/IslandoraTuque'); 
D6 module_load_include('inc', 'islandora', 'includes/tuque'); 
$repository= new IslandoraTuque();

All interaction with Fedora can now take place through the $repository object. D7 There are some wrapper functions that handle some errors and fire some hooks in islandora.module.

To build a new object:

Create array of ContentModels for the object. This will normally be a single element array:

$content_models = array(array('pid' => 'islandora:collectionCModel'));

Identify the namespace for the new pid, and identify the collection the object is to be a member of. Tuque will retrieve the next available PID in that namespace.

$namespace = 'test'; 
$collection_pid = 'islandora:root';

Create the object using the factory method.

module_load_include('inc', 'islandora', '/includes/islandora.ingest'); 
$fedora_object = islandora_ingest_get_object($content_models, $collection_pid, 'isMemberOf', $namespace);

or create the object directly with tuque:

$fedora_object = $repository->constructObject($namespace); // allow fedora to generate a PID

or with a specified PID:

$fedora_object = $repository->constructObject($pid); // create an object with the given PID

Label the object

$fedora_object->label = "my new object";

Set the owner

$fedora_object->owner = $username;

Build datastream

$datastream_id = "TN"; 
$new_datastream = $fedora_object->constructDatastream($datastream_id);


$datastream_id = "MODS"; 
$controlGroup = "X"; 
$new_datastream = $fedora_object->constructDatastream($datastream_id, $controlGroup);

Set label, mimetype, and content as a minimum. Content may come from url, string, or file

$new_datastream->label = 'MYDSID'; 
$new_datastream->mimetype = 'something/something'; 





Add datastream to object


Manipulate object’s RELS-EXT

$fedora_object->relationships->remove(FEDORA_MODEL_URI, 'hasModel', 'islandora:collectionCModel'); 
$fedora_object->relationships->add(FEDORA_MODEL_URI, 'hasModel', 'islandora:imageCModel');

Ingest object into fedora repository

$new_fedora_object = islandora_ingest_add_object($fedora_object);

or ingest with existing repository object


Working with existing objects.

Create object to access and manipulate existing Fedora object.

$pid = "test:1";
$fedora_object = islandora_object_load($pid);


$fedora_object = $repository->getObject($pid);

Object evaluates to FALSE if the Object doesn’t exist.

if (!$fedora_object) { 
drupal_set_message("Fedora Object isn't in the repo!"); 

Purge Object from repository




Delete Object from repository


Accessing RELS_EXT

Returns an array of associative arrays representing all relationships.

$rels = $fedora_object->relationships->get()

Each array has two keys, each pointing to its own associative array of values.

[0] = Array 
	  [predicate] => Array
			[value] => hasModel 
			[alias] => fedora-model 
			[namespace] => info:fedora/fedora-system:def/model# 
	  [object] => Array 
			[literal] => 
			[value] => islandora:collectionCModel 
[1] => Array......

Returns array of relationships filtered by namespace and predicate

$rels = $fedora_object->relationships->get('info:fedora/fedora-system:def/model#', 'hasModel' );


Get all datastreams as an array

$datastreams = $fedora_object->repository->api->a->listDatastreams($pid);

Get individual datastream by DSID

$datastream = $fedora_object['dsid'];

Get properties of Datastream.

$pid = $datastream->id;

All datastream properties. Not case sensitive.

  • label
  • controlGroup
  • versionable
  • state
  • mimetype
  • format
  • size
  • checksum
  • checksumType
  • createdDate
  • content
  • url
  • location
  • logMessage

Iterate through datastreams in an object.

foreach($fedora_object as $datastream){
 // access individual datastreams. 

Properties can be accessed or mutated.

$old_mime = $datastream->mimeType; 
$datastream->mimeType = "new/mimetype"; 
$datastream->content = file_get_contents(''));

Creating or updating a datastream that may or may not exist.

// Create DS or grab it. 
if (!isset($fedora_object["JP2"])) {
 	$jp2_ds = $fedora_object->constructDatastream('JP2', 'M');
	else { $jp2_ds = $fedora_object["JP2"];
 } $jp2_ds->label = 'Derived display JP2.'; 
$jp2_ds->mimeType = 'image/jp2';
 // Don't copy the file. $jp2_ds->setContentFromFile($jp2_file, FALSE);
 // May not need to be called if the DS already existed 

Access Resource Index

$objects = $fedora_object->repository->ri->itqlQuery($query, 'unlimited', '0'); // for itql 
$objects = $fedora_object->repository->ri->sparqlQuery($query); // for SparQL queries
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