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    Backup preceding p_manage_21 / p_manage_37

    • Article Type: General
    • Product: Aleph
    • Product Version: 20, 21, 22, 23

    We don't want to have to back up the entire doc file when we do a global change with p_manage_21 (or global fix-in-place with p_manage_37). But if the updates are incorrect, we need to be able to recover from them.

    The input file to p_manage_21 is a file of doc numbers (produced by p_ret_01 or an OPAC search). p_manage_37 can have such a file as input (or it can have ALEPH sequential records as input). In the case where the input to a job is a file of doc numbers, you can do this:

    1. Run p_ret_01 with output file "doc_numbers"..

    2. Run p_print_03 with Input file "doc_numbers"; Output file, "prt03out"; Format, "ALEPH Sequential"; Fix routine, "NONE"; and Character Conversion, blank..

    3. Run p_manage_21..

    4. If you need to recover the original records, run p_manage_18 with "prt03out" as the input file..

    p_manage_37 is exactly the same.

    print-03 could be used in a similar fashion to back up doc records being updated by the manage-37 or manage-18 Services or deleted by the manage-33 Service.

    Additional Information

    global change, backup

    • Article last edited: 18-May-2017