Flyspray:: Flyspray::LOVD 2.0: Recently edited tasks 2013-02-21T15:26:52Z FS#57: Unescaped ampersands in XML output 2013-02-21T15:26:52Z 2012-07-03T17:43:24Z
XML feeds can produce invalid output, notably by including unescaped ampersands (&).

Example gene feed:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
<entry xmlns="">
<link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href=""/>
<name>Dr. Johan T. den Dunnen</name>
<name>Sue Povey & Rosemary Ekong</name>
<content type="text">
name:Tuberous sclerosis 2

The ampersand in root>entry>contributor>name should be escaped. Unescaped ampersands can defeat XML parsers :(
Adam Webb
FS#41: Variant colums for dbSNP amd OMIM 2013-02-05T12:22:49Z 2009-04-17T16:12:36Z
LOVD provides the ability to create links to dbSNP and OMIM and, by default, these two links are active in the Patient/Reference column. However, dBSNP and OMIM entries are properties of the variant rather than the patient. All patients who harbour the same variant should be linked to dbSNP, but by way of the variant that they share in common, not individually through the Reference column.

It would be useful to have decicated dbSNP and OMIM columns associated with Variants. The input fields would only require appropriate DBSNP or OMIM numbers to be inserted; nothing else.

I guess that I could create custom Variant columns myself and then make the dbSNP and OMIM links active in these columns. However, that\'s an untidy solution that perhaps might have unwanted consequences for data exchange. A field containg only a dbSNP rs number is easier to exchange that one that contains code for a link.
Raymond Dalgleish
FS#55: Variants reported as uncurated 2012-07-26T16:39:38Z 2012-04-20T15:09:03Z
On the Configuration tab near the top right there is a 'Quicklink' to uncurated variants for the selected gene. More correctly, this seems to link instead to any variant that is Submitted, Non-public or Marked. I have instances of the latter two in my databases where the entries are curated, but not yet made public, or are marked to remind me to go back to them later.

I suggest that the Uncurated Quicklink be replaced by Quicklinks for 'Submitted', 'Non-public' and 'Marked'. This would improve the usability of LOVD.
Raymond Dalgleish
FS#56: ability to import multi-gene variants for high throughput tests 2012-05-16T22:38:06Z 2012-05-16T20:48:40Z
Title: feature request to import variants reports often generated by high throughput technology such as next generation sequencing etc
Description of the problem: the current filed of genetic testing is moving from single gene testing to multi gene testing where handful of gene variants are reported at once. The current LOVD submission scheme is limited to uploading single gene variants. Thus if I have variants for 50 samples for 24 genes, the most efficient way is to create variant import file for each gene adding considerable time to the submission process while it is technically possible to do in one step
solution: add subsection to /config_import.php to identify gene and separate variant tables based on gene symbol allowing import of multiple genes from one file
Ammar Husami
FS#54: NoCurrDB at HCI-LOVD 2012-04-18T13:05:47Z 2012-03-31T03:34:20Z
We've set up LOVD at our institution using the network security mandated version 5.5 of PHP
and are having the following trouble with the installation:

when Im on a the gene home page,
,and select type, or simple or advanced
the next page is the select gene database
which will send me back to a gene home page depending on which I select

another behavior:
If I go to a gene page and select Unique sequence variants it will take me to

but if I click on Hide Specific Columns I get this error:
Error: NoCurrDB (Logged)
Currently, no gene was selected or sent, but the currdb class has been initiated. This is a in LOVD or in one of it's modules.
Debug: /views_columns.php?action=view_all&hide=true

any ideas would be greatly appreciated
Russell Bell
FS#53: Editing the list of available detection techniques 2012-03-15T15:37:32Z 2012-02-24T14:56:48Z
In build 26, changes were made to LOVD 2.0 with regard to the "Detection" columns:

'In new LOVD installations, the following columns are now on the variant side: "Detection/Template", "Detection/Technique", "Detection/Tissue".'

I have just created a new installation of LOVD 2.0 and find that I cannot edit the contents of the "Detection/Technique" column now that it's "Variant/Detection/Technique" using the box at the bottom of 'LOVD Setup - Systems settings' page. Of course, the list of techniques can still be edited using the column data type wizard, but the box which was formerly used for editing the list now seems to be non-functional and redundant.
Raymond Dalgleish
FS#52: Support for Google Analytics 2011-10-18T15:14:01Z 2011-10-06T16:07:21Z
I use Google Analytics to track hits to my two LOVD installations. I do this by embedding the tracking code into the bottom of the file inc-bot.php. It's not an ideal solution because any change to inc-bot.php in future builds will mean having to edit the tracking code back into the file again. Indeed, there might be a better file into which to paste the code, but the present solution does work. In addition, my solution is feasible only because I host the two installations on my own server and can edit the inc-bot.php file. Curators whose sites are hosted at LUMC do not (presumably) have this luxury.

Would it be possible to provide direct support for Google Analytics by providing a box into which the tracking code could be pasted by the database curator. Some thought might need to be given for the situation where a single shared-installation hosts genes which need to be tracked individually because these genes belong to different curators. A single-installation wide solution is not the answer, but neither is one which does it gene by gene.
Raymond Dalgleish
FS#50: Display patient number on Status page 2011-09-30T13:29:06Z 2011-08-23T10:10:30Z
The "LOVD - Current system status" page displays the total "Total variants" and "Unique variants" for each gene. It would be useful to add an additional column to display the "Number of patients" for each gene.
Raymond Dalgleish
FS#51: Link to exon table during variant submission 2011-09-30T13:28:49Z 2011-08-31T15:09:02Z
LOVD creates tables (text and HTML) of exon coordinates which are stored in the /refseq sub-directory. It would be useful to provide a link to the HTML version of the table (to open in a new tab) on the variant submission form. At present, there is a link adjacent to the DNA change box (just below the "Check variant with Mutalyzer 2.0" button) that allows access to the HTML view of the cDNA and intron sequence. A link to the exon table would be useful too because most of the time I just want to work out (or confirm) the exon in which the variant lies. The data displayed in the table are a more convenient source of information for this task.
Raymond Dalgleish
FS#40: Adding variants in different genes to a patient 2011-09-26T12:57:13Z 2009-02-13T15:08:42Z
It is awkward to create a patient record with variants in different genes. Creating the record for the first variant is straightforward. If you then try to create a second variant immediately, LOVD assumes that the variant must be in the same gene. Their is no obvious way to select another gene before the patient details are entered. The workaround is to only enter the one variant for the pateint and then to finalize the submission. Once that\'s done, you can change the gene and create the variant entry in that gene. When that\'s complete you can then attempt to use the \"Using an existing patient\" button. The problem is that you then get prompted to enter the ID for that patient and there is no way to look it up. You have to have written it down (or have a photographic memory).

The ideal solution would be the ability to change gene, as necessary, for each additional variant to be recorded for a patient. Alternatively, there should be the ability to look-up the patient.
Raymond Dalgleish