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    How to configure default sorting for course records

    • Article Type: General
    • Product: Aleph
    • Product Version: 20

    In v18, www_server.conf had entries like

    setenv www_sort_course_doc_cno "03---A02---D"
    setenv www_sort_course_doc_tit "05---A02---D"
    setenv www_sort_course_doc_dat "08---A02---D"

    which were used to set a default sort for courses different that the one set in www_sort_field.

    1- are those variables still valid in v20?
    2 - if not, how can I set a default sort order for courses?

    1) Those variables are no longer valid in version 20

    2) KB 8192-889 has general details on www_sort_field

    There is a tab_sort and tab00.lng (e.g. tab00.eng) in both the bib library (e.g. USM01) and the course library (e.g. USM30) $data_tab directories. Although there is only one variable used for both libraries, the aleph tables it refers to are dependant upon the library being searched.

    As an example if you had indices CONIN and INSCN defined in tab00.eng and sort fields 02 and 03 defined in tab_sort in usm30/data_tab then you could set the following in www_server.conf:

    setenv www_sort_field_conin "02---A03---A"
    setenv www_sort_field_inscn "02---A03---A"

    • Article last edited: 10/8/2013