- Article Type: General
- Product: Aleph
- Product Version: 20
We recently found in our z303 table a record with a blank in the z303_rec_key. There are no other characters in the rec_key.
It was created on 3/21/2010 which is the Sunday of the weekend that we converted from Aleph version 19 to 20.
I am unable to call the record up in the GUI by patron name, keyword, barcode, or patron ID.
The z303 record has "Law ILL Unit" as the Z303-NAME.
There are twelve z304 rows associated with this record and these have an e-mail address of email@example.com.
I also find 2 rows in z308.
I can't call it up in the GUI and can't figure out how to determine if I have all the pieces to delete it with SQL.
I'm afraid it will come back to haunt us during future upgrades.
I find in the v20 demo library tables that there is a USR00 patron record with:
"Law ILL Unit" as the z303_name,
"firstname.lastname@example.org" as the z304_email_address, and
"USM50-ILL_LA" as the z303_rec_key.
It seems that this record has somehow become connected to your ABC patron file. You may want to check in the ABC40 ILL library for z410 records with a blank z410_id and z416 records with a blank z416_requester_id.
I think you should use SQL to delete the z303, z304's, and z308's you have found. In addition, you should check for z305's and z353's:
SQL> select z305_rec_key from z305 where z305_rec_key like ' %';
SQL> select z353_rec_key from z353 where z353_id = ' ';
and delete any of those as well.
You should back up the affected tables, using p_file_03, before doing any such deletions.
- Article last edited: 10/8/2013