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Where do the values in the "Serial Bar" index dropdown come from? What index is being searched for each?
The values in the dropdown come from the pc_tab_exp_field.eng SERIAL-SEARCH lines of the xxx50 library you're connected to.
When the code in column 4 of the SERIAL-SEARCH line is "BIB-SYS", pc_com_c0102 is called;
when "BIB-ISSN" (or other BIB-xxxx), pc_sear_c1011 is called;
when "ADM-SYS" or "ORD-NUM", pc_serial_c0346 is called.
In all other cases, pc_serial_c0335 is called. pc_serial_c0335 calls the "serial2_find_xxxx" program <where xxxx is the code in pc_tab_exp_field.eng column 4>.
The three serial2_find... programs are:
Thus, the only valid pc_tab_exp_field col. 4 values for use with pc_serial_c0335 are BARCODE, ISSN, and SICI.
When ISSN is specified, serial2_find_issn is called. serial2_find_issn, in turn, calls "serial2_get_issn_code" which reads the tab100 ISSN-CODE value to get the ISSN-CODE:
! This code is used to build the search request (e.g. "ISSN=12345") when
! searching for an issue by its ISSN code via the Serials search Bar in
! Acquisitions GUI. The code should match column 5 of tab11_ind of fields
! containing an ISSN code (e.g. field 022## in USMARC). Default value is
! "ISSN". Maximum length is 20 characters.
- Article last edited: 10/8/2013