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    Alphabetic character in z13u numeric-only LKR field

    • Article Type: General
    • Product: Aleph
    • Product Version: 19.01

    Description:
    In our ABC60 library, we have found two z13u records with an alpha character in the z13u_user_defined_4 field. The ABC60/tab/tab22 defines this as

    ABC60/tab/tab22:
    USER-DEF-4 1 LDR

    02 z13u_rec_key \
    03 doc_number ................003865628
    ....
    02 z13u_user_defined_4_code ....LKR
    02 z13u_user_defined_4 .........a000776976


    02 z13u_rec_key \
    03 doc_number ................002948925
    ....
    02 z13u_user_defined_4_code ....LKR
    02 z13u_user_defined_4 .........W000524159


    These should be completely numeric fields. How did the alpha characters get there and how should these be corrected?

    Resolution:
    The z103's look like this because the LKR fields in the ABC60 doc records they come from have these [erroneous] characters.

    ABC60 003865628:

    LKR L $$aHOL$$lABC01$$ba000776976

    ABC60 002948925:

    LKR L $$aHOL$$lABC01$$bW000524159

    This happens because the cataloger types this data into the field at some point.

    It is possible, using the ./abc60/pc_tab/catalog/permission.dat, to prevent the update of the LKR field by catalogers.


    • Article last edited: 10/8/2013
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