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    EDI DESADV with error message regarding SICI code

    • Article Type: General
    • Product: Aleph
    • Product Version: 18.01

    Problem Symptoms:
    While loading serial issues (DESADV) with EDI an error message appears in the log file saying "Problem generating ISSN set". The according serial record in the database can't be found and the issue is not loaded.


    The default index code for searching the International Standard Serial Number is ISSN. When the library assigned another index code this must be covered in parameter ISSN-CODE in xxx01/tab/tab100:

    !# ISSN-CODE
    !# Values: Default: ISSN
    !# Type: Text; Max Length: 20
    !# tab100 of library: Yes; tab100_<server_type>: No.
    ! This code is used to build the search request (e.g. "ISSN=12345") when
    ! searching for an issue by its ISSN code via the Serials search Bar in
    ! Acquisitions GUI. The code should match column 5 of tab11_ind of fields
    ! containing an ISSN code (e.g. field 022## in USMARC). Default value is
    ! "ISSN". Maximum length is 20 characters.
    ISSN-CODE=ISN (if customer has ISN in column 5 of tab11_ind for the International Standard Serial Number)

    Category: Acquisitions (500)

    Subject: EDI (500)

    • Article last edited: 10/8/2013