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    Bib record is locked

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

    A record in our system (bib # 133399) is locked in such a way that even with the MASTER user account in the GUI I cannot unlock it.
    Any ideas how that may have happened and what I can do to fix and prevent it from happening again?

    Note: If you find there is a CAT field with "BATCH-UPD" as the Cataloger, then please consult the article  " locked by another user" messages .

    The z60 table in the vir01 library contains locks on individual bib, item, etc., records. The doc number is part of the key, so it is possible in a case like this to go in with SQL and delete an individual lock -- or one can use util a/12 ("Drop lock tables") to clear all the locks.

    Assuming that the clear_vir01 is run nightly, such a lock, in any case, should not persist from one day to another.

    See also, the article  Record locked by another user  .


    • Article last edited: 10/8/2013