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CRF version upload errors: Is it a problem with duplicate ITEM_NAME in multiple forms?

Thanks Paul,
I double-checked several of the DESCRIPTION_LABELs. There are no extra spaces in those fields. Did you intend some other field that has a description?
On the other hand, I will try to explain my observation more accurately. I have two CRFs (A and B), both have a q19a ITEM_NAME, but the DESCRIPTION_LABEL for each is different.
FORM ITEM_NAME DESCRIPTION_LABEL
CRF A q19a "Potential lethality: Only answer if "Actual lethality/Medical..."
CRF B q19a "19. Ophthalmologic"
When I try to upload a new version of CRF B, the error message reports that I have attempted to change the DESCRIPTION. But, I have not touched the DESCRIPTION in CRF B. The error message is reporting the DESCRIPTION text from CRF A.
Rex
Subject: RE: [Users] CRF version upload errors: Is it a problem with duplicate ITEM_NAME in multiple forms?
Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2009 16:19:02 -0400
To: [email protected]
Hi Rex,

Please check to ensure there is no extra white space at the end of your description for this new version. OpenClinica is going to make sure all of the characters in that field for q19a in the new version match exactly what was provided in the original version of the CRF. If there is an extra space or ‘ anywhere, OpenClinica will provide you the error message you mentioned.

Thanks,
Paul

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Sent: Tuesday, September 29, 2009 4:14 PM
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Subject: [Users] CRF version upload errors: Is it a problem with duplicate ITEM_NAME in multiple forms?

I have received the following error while attempting to upload a new version of an existing CRF in a development version of OpenClinica v3.0.
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You may not modify the Description, Data Type, Units, or PHI Status of items already included in this CRF.
The item 'q19a' in your spreadsheet already exists for this CRF (as part of another version) and has a different DESCRIPTION(Potential lethality: Only answer if "Actual lethality/Medical damage"
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The DESCRIPTION mentioned in the full error posting matches exactly with the DESCRIPTION field of a totally separate CRF which happens to have the same ITEM_NAME of q19a.
We have several CRFs that have duplicate ITEM_NAMEs in them. All of the CRFs loaded the first time without error. This problem only occurs when attempting to add a new version, and it appears that the error message MAY always refer back to the DESCRIPTON field of the offending ITEM_NAME found in the very first CRF that was loaded with that ITEM_NAME.
Has anyone else encountered this before? Does anyone have a workaround for it?
Even though we are using duplicate ITEM_NAMEs, my assumption is that they should be linked to the unique CRF_NAME/CRF_OID, and therefore no conflict of this nature should be possible.
Thanks.
Rex Gray
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