Adding Format Identification Tools

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This will show a developer how to add a new tool new tool to identify file formats (file ids), and allow normalization based on the newly identified file formats.

The workflow this section is looking to implement are:

  • Make the fileID tool a selectable choice
  • Specify that normalization will be using that fileIDType
  • Identify files using that tool, with valid archivematica fileIDs (format IDs)
  • Use those format IDs and associated commands to normalize files.

Since each link in the workflow depends on the next one, we need to start at the end and work our way back.

Add tool

To include a new tool in the archivematica packages, it should be a dependancy package itself.

Add workflow

The choices for file identification tool choices are made at link f4dea20e-f3fe-4a37-b20f-0e70a7bc960e.

Additional choices can be added by adding entries.

    chainAvailable, startingLink, description 
    JOIN MicroServiceChains ON chainAvailable = 
    choiceAvailableAtLink = 'f4dea20e-f3fe-4a37-b20f-0e70a7bc960e';
| chainAvailable                       | startingLink                         | description         |
| 229e34d9-3768-4b78-97b7-6cd4a2f07868 | b549130c-943b-4791-b1f6-93b837990138 | extension (default) |
| c44e0251-1c69-482d-a679-669b70d09fb1 | 56b42318-3eb3-466c-8a0d-7ac272136a96 | FITS - DROID        |
| 1d8836cf-ac02-437c-9283-4ddb7b018810 | 37f2e794-6485-4524-a384-37b3209916ed | FITS - ffident      |
| d607f083-7c86-49a2-bc36-06a03db28a80 | 766b23ad-65ed-46a3-aa2e-b9bdaf3386d0 | FITS - JHOVE        |
| 586006d1-f3af-4b5f-9f1a-c893244fa7a9 | d7a0e33d-aa3c-435f-a6ef-8e39f2e7e3a0 | FITS - summary      |
| 50f47870-3932-4a88-879d-d021a24758ad | f87f13d2-8aae-45c9-bc8a-e5c32a37654e | FITS - file utility |
| c76624a8-6f85-43cf-8ea7-0663502c712f | 982229bd-73b8-432e-a1d9-2d9d15d7287d | FIDO                |

FIDO was added by:

INSERT INTO MicroServiceChains (pk, startingLink, description)
    VALUES ('c76624a8-6f85-43cf-8ea7-0663502c712f', '982229bd-73b8-432e-a1d9-2d9d15d7287d', 'FIDO');
  • All pk's are UUIDs generated with 'uuid -v4' on the command line
  • MicroServiceChains.startingLink: MicroServiceChainLinks to start running if this choice is selected. Defined below in #Set Selection
  • MicroServiceChains.description: Name of the tool
INSERT INTO MicroServiceChainChoice (pk, choiceAvailableAtLink, chainAvailable)
    VALUES ('e95b8f27-ea52-4247-bdf0-615273bc5fca', 'f4dea20e-f3fe-4a37-b20f-0e70a7bc960e', 'c76624a8-6f85-43cf-8ea7-0663502c712f');
  • MicroServiceChainChoice.choiceAvailableAtLink: MicroServiceChainLink where the choice is made available. This UUID was mentioned above
  • MicroServiceChainChoice.chainAvailable: The chain added immediately above

Set Selection

The first step in the workflow is to set the selection as the tool to use during normalization. This is done by making an insert into the unit's variables table for the variable normalizationFileIdentificationToolIdentifierTypes. The value set is a piece of a SQL query used in to restrict the fileIDs used to the desired type.


INSERT INTO `MicroServiceChainLinks` (`pk`, `currentTask`, `defaultNextChainLink`, `defaultPlaySound`, `microserviceGroup`, `reloadFileList`, `defaultExitMessage`, `replaces`, `lastModified`) 
    VALUES ('982229bd-73b8-432e-a1d9-2d9d15d7287d','1e516ea6-6814-4292-9ea9-552ebfaa0d23','4c4281a1-43cd-4c6e-b1dc-573bd1a23c43',NULL,'Normalize',1,'Failed',NULL,'2012-10-23 19:41:23');
INSERT INTO `TasksConfigs` (`pk`, `taskType`, `taskTypePKReference`, `description`, `replaces`, `lastModified`) 
    VALUES ('1e516ea6-6814-4292-9ea9-552ebfaa0d23','6f0b612c-867f-4dfd-8e43-5b35b7f882d7','f130c16d-d419-4063-8c8b-2e4c3ad138bb','Set SIP to normalize with FIDO file identification.',NULL,'2012-10-23 19:41:23');
INSERT INTO `TasksConfigsSetUnitVariable` (`pk`, `variable`, `variableValue`, `microServiceChainLink`, `createdTime`, `updatedTime`) 
    VALUES ('f130c16d-d419-4063-8c8b-2e4c3ad138bb','normalizationFileIdentificationToolIdentifierTypes',' = \'afdbee13-eec5-4182-8c6c-f5638ee290f3\'',NULL,'2012-10-23 19:41:23','0000-00-00 00:00:00');
INSERT INTO `MicroServiceChainLinksExitCodes` (`pk`, `microServiceChainLink`, `exitCode`, `nextMicroServiceChainLink`, `playSound`, `exitMessage`, `replaces`, `lastModified`) 
    VALUES ('82c97f8d-087d-4636-9dd9-59bbc04e6520','982229bd-73b8-432e-a1d9-2d9d15d7287d',0,'4c4281a1-43cd-4c6e-b1dc-573bd1a23c43',NULL,'Completed successfully',NULL,'2012-10-23 21:39:43');

Run tool

The next step is to run the tool on the objects. This requires both definition of the workflow, and a task to support it.


FIDO workflow link:

SET @YLink = '83484326-7be7-4f9f-b252-94553cd42370';

SET @TasksConfigPKReference = '46883944-8561-44d0-ac50-e1c3fd9aeb59';
SET @TasksConfig = '7f786b5c-c003-4ef1-97c2-c2269a04e89a';
SET @MicroServiceChainLink = '4c4281a1-43cd-4c6e-b1dc-573bd1a23c43';
SET @MicroServiceChainLinksExitCodes = 'd7653bbd-cd71-473d-b09e-fdd5b36a1d65';
SET @defaultNextChainLink = @YLink;
SET @NextMicroServiceChainLink = @YLink;

INSERT INTO StandardTasksConfigs (pk, filterFileEnd, filterFileStart, filterSubDir, requiresOutputLock, standardOutputFile, standardErrorFile, execute, arguments)
    VALUES (@TasksConfigPKReference, NULL, NULL, 'objects/', FALSE, NULL, NULL, 'archivematicaFido_v0.0', '--fileUUID "%fileUUID%" --SIPUUID "%SIPUUID%" --filePath "%relativeLocation%" --eventIdentifierUUID "%taskUUID%" --date "%date%" --fileGrpUse "%fileGrpUse%"');
INSERT INTO TasksConfigs (pk, taskType, taskTypePKReference, description)
    (@TasksConfig, 'a6b1c323-7d36-428e-846a-e7e819423577', @TasksConfigPKReference, 'Identify file formats with FIDO');
INSERT INTO MicroServiceChainLinks (pk, microserviceGroup, currentTask, defaultNextChainLink)
    VALUES (@MicroServiceChainLink, @microserviceGroup, @TasksConfig, @defaultNextChainLink);
INSERT INTO MicroServiceChainLinksExitCodes (pk, microServiceChainLink, exitCode, nextMicroServiceChainLink)
    VALUES (@MicroServiceChainLinksExitCodes, @MicroServiceChainLink, 0, @NextMicroServiceChainLink);
SET @NextMicroServiceChainLink = @MicroServiceChainLink;

Identify files script

The script must be created to identify the file and put an entry(s) in the FilesIdentifiedIDs table. For Fido this script is

This script must be added to the client as a supported module.

archivematicaFido_v0.0 =  



The last link, to return to the processing workflow already exists, and must be defined as the next chain to process. The link is 83484326-7be7-4f9f-b252-94553cd42370

Add FPR rules

Populating the local FPR rules can be done by creating a temporary script, and using a set of sample files with extensions. Use the FileIDs for the extensions to populate values for already in preservation/access status, and related commands.

Fido example: [1]


Remember an entry for FileIDTypes is required.

INSERT INTO `FileIDTypes` (`pk`, `description`, `replaces`, `lastModified`, `enabled`) VALUES ('afdbee13-eec5-4182-8c6c-f5638ee290f3','FileIDByFIDO',NULL,'2013-03-12 01:54:24',1);