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    Delete-loan button as substitute for Return of loan

    • Article Type: Q&A
    • Product: Aleph
    • Product Version: 20

    Question

    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?

    Answer

    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