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    Correcting errors in call numbers of imported items


    • Product: Aleph
    • Product Version: 20, 21, 22, 23
    • Relevant for Installation Type: Dedicated-Direct, Direct, Local, Total Care


    We have a library that has a few items that have call numbers with a cursive L. These cursive L's were being imported incorrectly and show has squares or a black diamond with a question mark. We have corrected the import issue and they import correctly now. However we need to correct the ones already in the system


    The items are linked to the HOL record, which also has the incorrect character in field 852$$i. 
    The way to correct all the items is to correct the HOL record using p-manage-21 (Global changes).
    The call number in all items linked to the HOL record will be also corrected, if X852-ITEM-OVERRIDE in tab100 is set to Y. The prerequisite for this change is switch X852-ITEM-OVERRIDE in tab100 that must be set to Y in both xxx50 and xxx60 libraries. 
    When running p-manage-21, just copy and paste the call number, including the special characters, to the fields "Replace this Text" / "With this Text". 
    p-manage-21 can read special characters.



    • Article last edited: 17-Jun-2016
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