How to Move Dataverse into another Dataverse

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sukdith punjasthitkul

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Aug 29, 2019, 10:52:40 AM8/29/19
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We have two dataverses within Root Dataverse:

Root > Dataverse A
Root > Dataverse B

What we'd like to do is move Dataverse B into Dataverse A:

Root > Dataverse A > Dataverse B

I'm trying to follow the instructions in the documentation 

and i'm getting xhtml output that basically says "Internal Server Error - An unexpected error was encountered, no more information is available."

We are on Dataverse v. 4.14 build 1326-57a392d

The command I used was 

curl -H "X-Dataverse-key:MY-GENERATED-API-KEY" -kX POST https://localhost:8181/api/dataverses/Dataverse-B/move/Dataverse-A

Was there something in my command that I mis-typed? 

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Julian Gautier

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Aug 29, 2019, 11:28:30 AM8/29/19
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Hi Sukie,

Thanks for including the Dataverse version you're running. Versions before 4.15 had a bug where the dataverse to be moved could not be moved if it contained one or more datasets. So I'm guessing that in your case, Dataverse A contains at least one dataset?

The bug was fixed in Dataverse 4.15. See https://github.com/IQSS/dataverse/issues/5774 for more info.

The curl command you included has a -kX before the POST. Was that intentional? From what I can tell, the guides don't have that "k".

Hope this helps!

Julian

Julian Gautier
Product Research Specialist, IQSS

Julian Gautier

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Aug 29, 2019, 11:31:48 AM8/29/19
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Oh, I should also mention for future reference that I used this API twice recently, in an installation running 4.16. At first it appeared like it didn't work, but eventually it did. Just took some time.

sukdith punjasthitkul

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Aug 29, 2019, 3:24:23 PM8/29/19
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Hi Julian, 

Updating to 4.16 fixed the issue. I was able to move the dataverses using the API. Thanks!

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Julian Gautier

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Aug 29, 2019, 3:51:02 PM8/29/19
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Great to hear! Thanks for letting us know!
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