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[bioontology-support] Incorrect data returned by form autocomplete api?

Paul R Alexander palexander at
Tue Jun 10 16:22:29 PDT 2014


We have removed the short id generally in recent versions of our system, hence the URL appearing instead. We have a todo item to investigate returning a skos:notation value instead when it is available, but I don’t have a timeline for when that will be available.


On Jun 6, 2014, at 11:55 AM, Steven M. Gallo <smgallo at> wrote:

> Hello,
> I am using the form autocomplete widget as part of REDfly and noticed a change in the data
> that is returned.  When I set the field's class format to return "shortid" it now includes a url
> as the value instead of the short id.  For example, "".
> Previously, only FBbt:00004729 was returned.  Is this correct?
> A sample of the data returned by this query:
> is:
> jsonp1402074801313({data:"wing|||FB-BT||wing||~!~wing blade|||FB-BT||wing blade||~!~wing cell|||FB-BT||wing cell||~!~wing disc|||FB-BT||wing disc|dorsal mesothoracic disc|
> Looking at the function bpFormSelect() in form_complete.js it is executing the following code to set the
> value of the form text box:
>     case "shortid":
>      jQuery(input).val(li.extra[0])
> The values stored in li.extra are below, it seems like the first element should be the short id rather than a url?
> ["", "", "BTO", "", "wing", "", "1%3A+One+of+the+movable...eans+of+limited+flight."]
> -- 
> Steve Gallo
> Lead Software Engineer / Database Administrator
> Center for Computational Research New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences
> University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
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