Duplicate patron ID" / "Duplicate patron barcode" creating new patrons
- Article Type: General
- Product: Aleph
- Product Version: 17.01
Our $usr_library is different than our ADM library. After implementing a Service Pack containing 17.01 rep_change 677, we started getting the messages "Duplicate patron ID" / "Duplicate patron barcode" when trying to create new patrons.
[Note: The equivalent 16.02 rep_change is 1617.]
The $usr_library has this in util g/2:
last-bor-id 11089 n S UTS
last-bor-id-1 620 y S B
The ADM library had this:
last-bor-id 10122 n S UTS
last-bor-id-1 23 y S B
Since "setenv new_last_bor_counters Y" has been added to aleph_start (per rep_change 677), the values of these counters, which used to be coming from the $usr_library, are now coming from the ADM library.
Changing the ADM library counters to be the same as the $usr_library counters corrected the problem.
Note: In a single-ADM situation, it really doesn't matter whether the system gets these values from the ADM or the $usr_library. In a multi-ADM situation, you want it to get the values from the ADM -- so that you can assign a distinct prefix to each ADM's records.
- Article last edited: 10/8/2013