Non-ASCII not encoded correctly when assigned to db field as list

Issue #516 resolved
Ed McDonagh
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The name Müller would be recorded correctly in PerformingPhysicianName for example. But the 'name' Müller\Smith would not be recorded correctly.

The issue seems to be that if we assign a MultiValue element to the database, it is entered as a python list and the characters are as they are passed, ie the above string would be encoded as: [u'M\xfcller', u'Smith'].

We therefore need to do one of two things:

  1. break any multivalue person names into a new table and have an instance per name.
  2. join the values together into a string.

Option 2 would be easy to implement and less disruptive!

Comments (8)

  1. Ed McDonagh reporter

    @Georg Stamm - the presentation issue with the physician's names you brought to my attention should now be fixed. The example above should now appear as Müller | Smith.

    This also improves the appearance of ASCII names too when they are MultiValue strings.

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