Work type for subworks

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If a work has a given type, should all parts of that work have the same type?

For example, if I search for all works by Bach of type Cantata, I find quite a few that are actually parts of cantatas (arias, recitatives, chorales), which are not really cantatas themselves. Should I remove these type fields, or are they generally considered useful?


No, only the parent work should have the “Cantata” type. If you fix some you should check at the same time if:

  • the parts are using the “movement of” part type (introduced recently, so probably some are missing)
  • parts are ordered


In fact, that specifically goes against the work guidelines :slight_smile: So yeah, please fix them when you find them!


OK, thanks, will do.


Your script “Replace subwork titles and attributes in Work edit page” is very useful for this. :slight_smile:

However, the ‘set attributes’ button should probably be called ‘toggle attributes’ (since it unsets them if they are already set). :wink: