Bug 17598 - Make use of itemtypes.summary
Summary: Make use of itemtypes.summary
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Koha
Classification: Unclassified
Component: OPAC (show other bugs)
Version: master
Hardware: All All
: P5 - low enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Bugs List
QA Contact: Testopia
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Reported: 2016-11-09 14:53 UTC by Magnus Enger
Modified: 2019-09-24 05:33 UTC (History)
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Description Magnus Enger 2016-11-09 14:53:58 UTC
There is a field called itemtypes.summary in the DB, but as far as I have been able to tell, it is not displayed anywhere. Please enlighten me if I am wrong! :-) 

Here is the definition in installer/data/mysql/kohastructure.sql:

  summary text, -- information from the summary field, may include HTML
Comment 1 Owen Leonard 2019-03-07 19:53:25 UTC
Do we have a good reason to start making use of itemtypes.summary or should we drop it?
Comment 2 Katrin Fischer 2019-03-07 19:54:38 UTC
I think it was once explained as a UNIMARC feature to me. Adding Frido and Victor - maybe one of them knows.
Comment 3 Fridolin SOMERS 2019-03-08 10:14:36 UTC
Oh looks like its an old trick to customize search results :

This is useless with XSLT display.

I think it can be removed from db and item types configuration page.
Comment 4 Fridolin SOMERS 2019-05-15 12:03:16 UTC
Ah looks like it is used to customise addbooks.tt display :


I think we should remove this code (also from C4/Search.pm).
Comment 5 Katrin Fischer 2019-09-24 05:33:38 UTC
Some working test plan is on bug 23663.

It has some issues, like displaying <br/> in the result list when activated.

I think if we can't implement the feature for XSLT results, we should remove it.