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Patron name split in Aleph 22 **MASTER RECORD**

  • Article Type: Q&A
  • Product: Aleph
  • Product Version: 22
  • Relevant for Installation Type: Dedicated-Direct; Direct; Local; Total Care

Question

What job is used to split the patron name into last-name and first-name (z303_last_name and z303_first_name) in Aleph 22? Is it required? How does the file-20 (PLIF patron loader) work?

Answer

The job is com-04. The PATRON?NAME?FORMAT in $alephe_tab/tab100 is relevant.

Doing the split and using the PATRON?NAME?FORMAT is optional. If PATRON?NAME?FORMAT is not specified, then file-20 populates just the z303_name only (not the z303_last_name or z303_first_name), just as before v22.

The Additional Information section below has links to six relevant articles and two documents.

Additional Information

Relevant articles:
 Expected benefits of Aleph 22 patron name change
 file-20: converting from flat-format PLIF to XML (in v22)
 v22 file-20 (PLIF) "Flat" file load doesn't work properly
 z303-last-name-z303-first-name-not-active in GUI
 file-20: converting from flat-format PLIF to XML (in v22)
 p_file_20: file naming convention for Z??? elements; sample XML input file

See also:
* Ex Libris Documentation Center > Aleph > Technical Documentation > Version 22 > Release Notes (New Features) >
"Aleph 22 Release Notes" and
* Ex Libris Documentation Center > Aleph > Technical Documentation > Version 22" "Aleph 22 System Librarian’s Guide", chapter 57

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  • Article last edited: 10/6/2015