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  • From: Martin van Es <>
  • To: Chris Hyzer <>
  • Cc: Tom Barton <>, "" <>
  • Subject: Re: [grouper-users] Grouper 1.5 planning
  • Date: Sat, 12 Sep 2009 09:11:05 +0200
  • Organization: IGI Group

Hi Chris,

On Saturday 12 September 2009 06:07:14 Chris Hyzer wrote:

> I want to make sure all of your requirements are covered in 1.5.
> 1. You will use the API and not WS, right? Any UI requirements?

No! That was a slip of the mind... what I meant to say is WS. I am going to
write the GUI in PHP.

> 2. Will you setup all the values as attributeValue objects in grouper (so
> you could have a pick list), or will it be a multi-valued freeform field?

I really don't get what you mean by this. What I envision is this: I would
define a new grouptype in grouper with a new attribute called "label". This
attribute would be a multi-valued string and be filled with 0 or multiple pre-
set values (pre-set by the GUI) or maybe even free to choose values by end-

> I recommend setting up the values if it will work for you. If there are
> too many values, or too hard to manage, or other reason, then free-form.

This is still a subject of discussion.

> 3. Then you would like to find all groups that have a certain value in the
> multi-valued attribute, right?


> You know Grouper groups can handle hierarchies, right?

I'm not sure what you mean, but I know groups can contain groups as members.
have thought of this as an alternative, but that would be a work-around for
something that could be solved more 'elegantly'.

> The label is going on a group, and not a person, right?


> In grouper a group
> could have many parents (e.g. be in many other groups), which might be
> different than folders.

I know, and if multi-valued attributes were not around the corner I would
investigated this aproach, still all depending on the outcoming of the stem
vs. labeling discussions here.

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