[Ala-portal] Ingest problem :(

David.Martin at csiro.au David.Martin at csiro.au
Thu Jun 26 08:43:43 CEST 2014

Hi Santiago

If you replace the file:


with this one:


this should fix the problem. This file should match the content of the DWCA meta.xml downloaded from GBIF. We need to remove the use of this file (as the format of the GBIF archives may change in future releases of their API), but updating it is a quick fix for this current problem.



From: Santiago Martinez de la Riva [sama at gbif.es]
Sent: 25 June 2014 23:10
To: Martin, Dave (CES, Black Mountain)
Cc: ala-portal at lists.gbif.org
Subject: Ingest problem :(

Hi Dave,

I'm checking out the ansible script, and I have a problem with the field mapping in the indexing process.

The question is that when I upload this resource http://api.gbif.org/v0.9/occurrence/download/request/0000874-140616093749225.zip ( http://www.gbif.org/dataset/835177da-f762-11e1-a439-00145eb45e9a) and I try to ingest the records. The mapping that the process applies for the indexing, it's wrong. (Look attach image please)

It's like if one column is moved one position left. The begining of this problem appears in the column:

<field index="54" term="http://purl.org/dc/terms/type"/>

The next columns are moved one position left. It's weird.

For this reason, you can see that the field "Associated taxa" is  "Basis of record", and the same with the rest of the fields

Could be a error in the internal map? In the meta.xml the order of the fields is right. I was thinking that it could be a error in the internal process of indexing

Do you know what could be the problem?? Does anyone have the same problem as me??

Thanks so much.
Kind Regards.
Santiago Martínez de la Riva
GBIF.ES, Unidad de Coordinación         Tel. +34 91 4203017 x 273
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Plaza de Murillo, 2                                     sama at gbif.es
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