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    SICI searching: "Problem generating ISSN set" with hyphen omitted

    • Article Type: General
    • Product: Aleph
    • Product Version: 17.01

    Using the Serials Bar in Acquisitions/Serials to search for a record by SICI, when we scan the SICI in, we receive the following error message - "Problem generating ISSN set". But when we type in the SICI (with the hyphen included) the record is found.

    The 022 field is stored in the ALEPH bib record with the hyphen included. The z11_text for the ISSN index also includes the hyphen.

    The Z11-FILING-TEXT is built using tab_filing and typically has the hyphen compressed (no hyphen). When this is the case, a Browse of the ISSN can be entered either with the hyphen or without.

    The "Problem generating ISSN set" message is issued by the serial2_find_issn and serial2_find_sici2 programs, which (via various other programs) call the set_find_build_ind_m program. This program is doing a Find against the *z11_text* (rather than the Z11-FILING-TEXT). Thus, it won't work if the query doesn't include the hyphen.

    The barcode reader needs to be re-programmed to *not* strip out hyphens.

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    • Article last edited: 10/8/2013