ID numbers are the numeric and/or textual strings used to refer to data items in your CollectiveAccess system. Museum collection ID numbers usually correspond to accession numbers and archival systems IDs are often synonymous with catalogue numbers. Although these numbers are frequently unique and consistent with a format standard, such requirements are not forced in the software: users can set their own preferences in the configuration file multipart_id_numbering.conf in the app/conf directory.
There are nine parameters supported by the numbering plugin that can be used alone or in combination to create ID numbers:
|FREE||Any input is allowed||34G7H; 99F32|
|SERIAL||Only letters and numbers are accepted. Can automatically generate numbers in sequence.||101; 102 ; 103 (SERIAL)
34G7H.101; 99F32.102 (FREE.SERIAL)
|label_singular||The name to display for this facet, in the singular (eg. "place name").||Yes|