- Article Type: General
- Product: Aleph
- Product Version: 18.01
Browse title search (exact title in GUI, title beginning with in OPAC) is not actually searching for the exact words typed - It seems to be truncating at root words, based on the results below.
A search the titles beginning with the word “hairs” in SDW returns two records. The first, for the title Hairs = Pelitos / (SYS# 002559987), which should come up. The second title is The Hairstons : an American family in black and white / (SYS# 002564893). Nowhere in the second record (notes included) does the word HAIRS appear.
It’s definitely searching plurals when the singular word is searched – for example, the word “mirror” produces not just titles starting with Mirror in the title or subtitle, but also the titles below, (as well as several others beginning with “mirrors”) – none of which contain the word “mirror” singular, anywhere:
Mirrors of man; an introduction to the liberal arts in the modern world (SYS 002538465)
Mirrors of the soul. (SYS 002525073)
Mirrors for behavior; an anthology of classroom observation instruments, (SYS 002512608)
Mirrors of madness : patrolling the psychic border / (SYS 002555982)
I would expect that a browse search dubbed “title beginning with” should actually search for the word as typed, without truncating -- unless truncation is specified explicitly using a truncation character, and that results displayed contain the word searched in the correct field (245a) in the proper position (first word/phrase as searched). Results displayed shouldn’t include intermixed, titles that do not contain the as word/phrase as typed.
The sys01 tab100 has: AUTO-TRUNCATE-Z01-FIND=Y .
To have the program behave as you describe, it needs to be set to AUTO-TRUNCATE-Z01-FIND=S. This is described in KB 15792.
- Article last edited: 10/8/2013