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    Fast Patron Registration Auto Created Aleph Patron ID and Barcode are duplicates

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

    This problem began with upgrade from v16 to v18. It seems that the automatic counter for ID and barcode "started over" instead of continuing from the last number used in v16. The automatically created patron ID and barcodes are duplicates.

    All ADM libraries are having this problem:

    When we create a patron with Fast Patron Registration the system creates a duplicate Aleph Patron ID. The ID number created for Test Computer Use Patron was ID39 which would have been a number used when we first went on V16. The number should be close to ID100000. To load our patrons we started with ID1000000 and we are trying to keep track of the last number and then we would add a number but it is faster and easier to have the system create the correct Patron ID number. The barcode number field is doing the same thing. It is back to B5 when we tried to get it to create a barcode number for Test Computer Use Patron. We do not use this option often but the number should be around B9891. We have a patron status of Computer use and all they can do is use the computer databases or we enter that they have an internet policy signed.

    The number which is assigned for the Aleph patron ID is determined by the xxx50 util g/2 last-bor-id; that for the Aleph patron barcode (when not supplied by the PLIF or staff member), by the last-bor-id-1.

    You need to change the last-bor-id and last-bor-id-1 values and/or prefixes so that the number assigned will not duplicate any existing ID or barcode.

    If you know what these were set to in v16 -- and if you were not having this problem in v16--, you could set them to the values you see in v16.

    Note: Some sites have chosen to include the library code as part of the prefix. For instance, "ABCID" and "ABCB".

    • Article last edited: 10/8/2013