Publish -- USGS ScienceBase
Please use a testing folder before you update your real records.
Determine your workflow for testing:
If you DO NOT already have items on ScienceBase, choose a project and its products to test.
If you DO already have items on ScienceBase, choose one of the following approaches. Note that it will be harder to test without it affecting your real records.
Approach 1 - Take a simple project and product set, and make a copy of the mdEditor records. In the test version, delete all ScienceBase IDs (SBIDs) and parent IDs. The SBID will either be located in the citation, or if you imported the record from SB, the SBID will be the record identifier. Set the default parent identifier as a folder.
Approach 2- Publish directly to a real record if you are okay with the risk it presents.
Set your Default Parent Identifier in Settings.
Select one project with its associated products to test.
Follow the publishing instructions above for the scenario that applies to you.
Look for any errors in the third column. If you see an error that is 400 and red, it’s a problem that you can address. However, if it’s a 500 level error in red, that is a ScienceBase error that is outside the scope of the mdEditor.
Update your mdEditor settings to your real Default Parent Identifier.
Make sure any test SBIDs are removed entirely from the record you want to actually publish.
Verify that the real records have updated as expected.
Proceed with publishing your other records to their real locations.