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    Administrative library YYY30 points to current doc with link type ITM

    • Article Type: General
    • Product: Aleph
    • Product Version: 21

    Problem Symptoms:
    Attempt to delete XXX50 ADM record 191122 gives the message: "Administrative record 000002552 in library YYY30 points to current document with link type ITM".

    GUI program checks xxx50 check_doc for CATALOG-DELETE (or NAV-MAP-DELETE) lines for conditions which should prevent the ADM's deletion.

    The xxx50 check_doc has the following lines (among others):

    CATALOG-DELETE check_doc_delete_lkr and

    NAV-MAP-DELETE check_doc_delete_lkr

    The check_doc_delete_lkr program checks for (z103) links to the doc record which is being deleted.

    util f/3/12 shows the following links to ADM record 191122:

    ENTER DOC-NUMBER : 191122
    SYS01 001221768 ADM
    YYY30 000002552 ITM

    Override the message in the GUI.

    Additional Information

    The following SQL gives counts of the different ADM libraries to which yyy30 records are linked:

    > s+ yyy30
    SQL> select substr (z103_rec_key_1,1,5), count(*) from z103 where z103_rec_key like 'YYY30%' group by substr (z103_rec_key_1,1,5);

    util f/4 shows that, after deletion in GUI Cataloging, ADM 191122 now has a "DEL Y" field. But the YYY30 link still exists:

    ENTER DOC-NUMBER : 000191122
    YYYY30 000002552 ITM
    ZZZ30 000012714 ITM

    The issue of ITM links not being deleted when the ADM/item is deleted is not unique to Course Reserves records; it applies to *all* ITM links. This issue is discussed in

    KB 4125 ("Deleting item doesn't delete ITM z103 records"),
    KB 8192-3607 ("Incorrect links from bib record to ADM records"), and
    KB 8192-3449 ("Deleting Item Doesn't Delete ITM z103 Records ").

    The extraneous ITM links should not cause any major problem. They will be eliminated when manage-12 ("Create Links Between Records") is next run.

    Category: Cataloging (500)

    Subject: Items (500)

    • Article last edited: 10/8/2013