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    Cannot Use F3 for 260$b

    • Article Type: General
    • Product: Aleph
    • Product Version: 20

    In our USM01 library, we can’t use F3 for 260$b. We get the following error message:
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    Aleph Catalog
    Field/subfield 260-- is not defined in scancode.dat
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    I checked the scancode.dat and it contains a 260##b line:

    USM01>> grep 260 scancode.dat
    260##a PLA
    260##b PUB

    USM01>> grep PUB tab00.eng
    H PUB ACC 01 00 00 Publisher

    USM01>> grep PUB tab11_acc
    260## PUB b

    Why isn't this working?

    Please note the names of the F3 and F4 functions:

    F3 = Search FIELD Headings of Current Base
    F4 = Search SUBFIELD Headings of Current Base

    scancode.dat entries that have a subfield in column 1 at the end of the field tag (position 6) are searched using F4. For example,
    260##a PLA

    Changing this entry to
    260## PUB
    would make the 260 field searchable via F3, but this is not recommended.
    Note: if you change the files in pc_tab/catalog then you must run util M/7 to repackage the changes.

    • Article last edited: 10/8/2013