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Summary: Manage categories in category trees and let users map objects to categories.
Description: Datamodel for category trees with supporting API and management pages. Provides a widget for general categorization of arbitrary objects and tracks which package instances use which category trees. Also supports localization.
Maturity: Immature
This package depends on: acs-kernel
Packages that depend on categories: ajax-filestorage-ui assessment connections contacts cop-base cop-ui curriculum dotlrn-catalog faq file-storage invoices lars-blogger logger project-manager xcms-ui xowiki


Bug Tracker Summary for package categories

Open Bugs: 4
Latest Bug Opened: 2006-07-07 making Categories subsite-aware
Latest Bug Fixed: 2017-03-03 Categories browse gives error (Postgres and Oracle).
Top Bug Submitters: Branimir Dolicki (3) Ben Koot (2) Lurch . (2) Stan Kaufman (1) Randy O'Meara (1)
Top Bug Fixers: Malte Sussdorff (9) Gustaf Neumann (2) Yves Goldberg (2) Jeff Davis (1) Ben Koot (1) Dave Bauer (1) Branimir Dolicki (1)


Code Metrics Summary for package categories

# Tcl Procs 84
# Tcl Lines 2842
# Automated Tests 3
# Stored Procedures PG: 0 ORA: 0
# SQL Lines PG: 0 ORA: 0
# ADP pages 29
# ADP lines 426
# Include pages (categories/lib/) 6
# Documentation pages 9
# Documentation lines 724
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Feature requests

AN ABBREVIATION/REFERENCE KEY PER CATEGORY AND CATEGORY TREE. In ecommerce package, each bulk upload of associating categories with products requires working with the databases' index for 3 columns, which is not consistent accross sites. This gets laborious to work with after a while. Allowing categories to optionally explicitly define unique references would help with bulk uploading products, building online catalogs etc. and integrating with the [en:ref-unspsc]] package, which is/has a standardized referencing system. (This request from OpenACS.org Bug 1130)

CATEGORY ACTIVE/INACTIVE. Ecommerce needs to have categories include an attribute for each category that identifies if a category is active (in use) or not. That way, large category reference systems, such as http://www.unspsc.org/ can be imported without concern about overloading the shopping basket with categories that contain no products. (This request from OpenACS.org Bug 1130).

CATEGORY LIST/TREE MAP. Each category tree needs to have a list equivalent for speedy referencing, for cases when there might be many thousands of items in a category tree. (This request from OpenACS.org Bug 1130).

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