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    Global change p-manage-21: how to change tag and subfield

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


    Is it possible to change a subfield code using "Global Changes (manage-21)" in the cataloging module?


    Unfortunately it's not possible to change the subfield using p_manage_21. You can however use the following workflow:

    Add the following to your server configuration:

    xxx01/tab/tab_fix [add a line]
    960 fix_doc_do_file_08 960_fix

    xxx01/tab/import/960_fix [new table]
    ! 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
    1 960## CHANGE-SUBFIELD a e
    2 960## CHANGE-FIELD 541

    (Please note that after copying the lines from here the information is not in the correct columns and you have to adjust it).

    After that ...

    1) Select the appropriate records using e.g. p_ret_01
    2) Export the records in Aleph Sequential format using p_print_03, SELECT ONLY field 960$$a
    3) Load the records back to Aleph using p_manage_18 with options
    Procedure to run = Update current records in the database
    If Updating Current Records = Replace fields within a record
    Fix routine = 960

    Category: Cataloging (500) - ALEPH

    Subject: Services - ALEPH

    • Article last edited: 8/21/2014