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    Error checks to correctly validated MARC field 041 (repeatable field)

    • Article Type: Q&A
    • Product: Aleph
    • Product Version: 21


    When adding more than one field 041 [language code, repeatable field] to a BIB record an error message appears. A warning is setup in xxx01/tab/check_doc.lng but it should only appear when field 041 is missing and not when it's added more than once.:

    5123 L Required 041 field is missing.

    Are there any other tables to setup?


    The relevant table to check is check_doc_doc which checks field occurences and dependencies between fields. For the required purpose you should add a line like ...

    ! col.1 : Section ID: OC
    ! col.2 : Record format
    ! col.3 : Error message code (between 5000 - 7000)
    ! col.4 : Minimum number of occurrences. "00" indicates that field
    ! is not mandatory. Any number from "01" indicates that the
    ! field must be present.
    ! col.5 : Maximum number of occurrences. The upper limit is "99",
    ! it is not possible to define unlimited number of
    ! occurrences.
    ! col.6,7,8,9,10: Field(s) for which number of occurrences is being defined.
    ! Up to 5 field codes with "OR" implied.
    OC XX 5123 01 99 041##

    In addition create also a new line in check_doc.lng (which holds the warnings and error messages) if you want a specific text for the warning ...
    5123 L Required field 041 is missing.

    Category: Cataloging (500) - ALEPH

    Subject: Create / Edit records (500) - ALEPH

    • Article last edited: 1/20/2014