Delete-loan button as substitute for Return of loan
- Article Type: Q&A
- Product: Aleph
- Product Version: 20
Is the loan-"Delete" button (to the right of the GUI patron Loan list) a handy way to check in books, or does it delete the transaction, leaving altered loan statistics?
The Return-loan function converts the z36 (Loan record) into a z36h (Loan History) record and creates a z35_event_type 61; the Delete-loan does not create a history record and generates a z35_event_type 58. (z35 is the Event record.)
Though SQL to count type 58's could be created, the cir-30 ("General Circulation Statistics") Service counts only type 61's as Returns; no 58's.
The Delete is intended for the case where the loan was a mistake; it should not be used as a substitute for the Return function.
- Article last edited: 11/20/2013