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    How to update additonal IDs (e.g. type 05) with PLIF?

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

    We would like to update IDs with type 05 via PLIF (p_file_02) and have tried actions A and U without success. How can we for example change ID type 05 "OLDID5" to "NEWID5"?

    The action U does not work in this case as the system will not find a record with value "NEWID5" for type 05.
    The action A in this case would add an additional ID with type 05 and value "NEWID5" but would not delete the old ID record. (In Aleph it is possible to have two ID records with same ID type for the same patron).

    So the best solution in this case is to first delete the previous ID (action D) and then insert the new ID (action I).

    Example for an input file for p_file_20 to update "OLDID5" to "NEWID5":

    <?xml version="1.0"?>
    <z303-name>Rosenberg, Theodor</z303-name>

    • Article last edited: 10/8/2013