This XML file contains form definitions, each contained within its own
<form> element. Each
<form> element contains
<page> elements that represent single pages of input. Each
<page> element contains
<field> elements with instructions for creating the fields on that page. This structure is mocked up below, for a single form with a single page.
<form-definitions> <form name="traditional"> <page number="1"> <field>...</field> </page> </form> </form-definitions>
nameattribute whose value is
"traditional". To change all submission forms throughout DSpace, edit the XML inside this form.
<form>element with a new and unique collection-related value for the
nameattribute. (You can copy the XML from the default and edit as desired, as long as you change the
Once you've created your new
<form> element, you will have to map it to your specific collection using the
<form-map> section at the top of the XML:
<form-map> <name-map collection-handle="default" form-name="traditional"/> </form-map>
<name-map>element to "map" your collection's handle to the new
<form>you just created.
Create all appropriate
<page> elements, numbering them sequentially starting from 1 in the
number attribute. Within them, add individual
<field> elements according to this template:
<field> <dc-schema>dc</dc-schema> <dc-element>identifier</dc-element> <dc-qualifier>citation</dc-qualifier> <repeatable>false</repeatable> <label>Citation</label> <input-type>onebox</input-type> <hint>Enter the standard citation for the previously issued instance of this item.</hint> <required></required> <vocabulary></vocabulary> </field>
<required>element contains the textual hint displayed to the submitter about why the field is required. Remove the tag to transform field to optional.
<vocabulary> element is optional. It allows you to specify the controlled vocabulary (see Use Controlled Vocabularies for more information) that this field should select its values from. This field also has an optional
closed attribute. If closed is set to true, a user can only select values from the controlled vocabulary. By default, closed is set to false, which allows a user to also enter in free text if he/she chooses. For example:
srscreferences the vocabulary specified in the file located at
value-pairs-nameattribute referring to the
<value-pairs>list of allowed values, see Change a form value)
value-pairs-nameattribute, similar to "dropdown". Also requires
<repeatable>is set to "true")
<repeatable>element to "true" creates an "Add more" button, which allows you to add multiple values into that particular field. Examples of this include the authors and keywords fields in the standard DSpace submission process.