8. Variables

Goobi can also use variables when performing certain actions. Some of these variables can be used only in specific contexts, e.g. the variables {login} and {user full name} when configuring the LDAP.

There are also ‘static’ and ‘dynamic’ variables. These can be used at various points, e.g. when calling scripts or configuring projects.

Static variables

Static variables are variables with a fixed name and a defined value.

Static variable: {prefs}

Variable:

{prefs}

Sample value:

/opt/digiverso/goobi/rulesets/ruleset.xml

Meaning:

This is the absolute path to the ruleset file specified in the process.

Static variable: {processid}

Variable:

{processid}

Sample value:

27

Meaning:

This is the internal identifier to which the process is linked in Goobi.

Static variable: {processtitle}

Variable:

{processtitle}

Sample value:

kleiuniv_PPN517154005

Meaning:

This is the process title.

Static variable: {stepid}

Variable:

{stepid}

Sample value:

6519

Meaning:

This is the internal identifier to which the workflow step is linked in Goobi. This variable can be used only when calling scripts.

Static variable: {stepname}

Variable:

{stepname}

Sample value:

scanning

Meaning:

This is the title of the workflow step. This variable can be used only when calling scripts.

Static variable: {processpath}

Variable:

{processpath}

Sample value:

/opt/digiverso/goobi/metadata/27/

Meaning:

The absolute path to the folder in which all the process data are located.

Static variable: {importpath}

Variable:

{importpath}

Sample value:

/opt/digiverso/goobi/metadata/27/import

Meaning:

The absolute path to the import folder for the process. This is a subfolder of {processpath}. It contains the files that were generated or imported when performing an import.

Static variable: {imagepath}

Variable

{imagepath}

Sample value:

/opt/digiverso/goobi/metadata/27/images/

Meaning:

The absolute path to the image folder for the process. This is a subfolder of {processpath}. It contains various folders for each item of digitised material.

Static variable: {tifpath}

Variable:

{tifpath}

Sample value:

/opt/digiverso/goobi/metadata/27/images/kleiuniv_PPN517154005_media/

Meaning:

The absolute path to the media folder for the process. This is a subfolder of {imagepath}. It contains the optimised digital images. This folder is usually exported at the end of the workflow.

Static variable: {origpath}

Variable:

{origpath}

Sample value:

/opt/digiverso/goobi/metadata/27/images/master_kleiuniv_PPN517154005_media/

Meaning:

The absolute path to the media folder for the process. This is a subfolder of {imagepath}. It contains the scanned images. Derivatives for other folders are usually generated from this folder.

Static variable: {metaFile}

Variable:

{metaFile}

Sample value:

/opt/digiverso/goobi/metadata/27/meta.xml

Meaning:

The absolute path to the metadata file in Goobi. This file can be present in a range of formats.

Static variable: {tifurl}

Variable:

{tifurl}

Sample value:

file:///opt/digiverso/goobi/metadata/27/images/kleiuniv_PPN517154005_media

Meaning:

The path for {tifpath} as a valid URL.

Static variable: {origurl}

Variable:

{origurl}

Sample value:

file:///opt/digiverso/goobi/metadata/27/images/master_kleiuniv_PPN517154005_media

Meaning:

The path for {origpath} as a valid URL.

Static variable: {sourcepath}

Variable:

{sourcepath}

Sample value:

/opt/digiverso/goobi/metadata/27/images/kleiuniv_PPN517154005_source/

Meaning:

The path to the source folder for the process. This folder can be used to store files that are to be included in exports to the Goobi viewer.

Dynamic variables

As well as static variables, there is a range of dynamic variables that can be used to access all the freely configurable data in Goobi.

Dynamic variable: {process.NAME}

Variable:

{process.NAME}

Example:

{process.b-number}

Sample value:

b20057465

Meaning:

This variable can be used to access the value of every process attribute.

Dynamic variable: {product.NAME}

Variable:

{product.NAME}

Example:

{product.Artist}

Sample value:

Niedersächsische Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen, Germany

Meaning:

This variable can be used to access the value of every workpiece attribute.

Dynamic variable: {template.NAME}

Variable:

{template.NAME}

Example:

{template.Shelfmark}

Sample value:

8 HLP II, 8726

Meaning:

This variable can be used to access the value of every template attribute.

Dynamic variable: {meta.NAME}

Variable:

{meta.NAME}

Example:

{meta.PlaceOfPublication}

Sample value:

Göttingen

Meaning:

This variable allows you to use the value of an item of metadata. The metadata file is searched recursively, and the first value found is used.

Dynamic variable: {meta.topstruct.NAME}

Variable:

{meta.topstruct.NAME}

Example:

{meta.topstruct.CatalogId Digital}

Sample value:

517154005

Meaning:

This variable allows you to use the value of an item of metadata. Only the highest structure element is searched for the metadata.

Dynamic variable: {meta.firstchild.NAME}

Variable:

{meta.firstchild.NAME}

Example:

{meta.firstchild.CurrentNo}

Sample value:

12

Meaning:

This variable allows you to use the value of an item of metadata located in the first sub-element of the main element. This is particularly useful in the case of multi-volume or periodical structures.