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    item-11 incorrectly deletes HOL records for other ADMs

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

    Problem Symptoms:
    In a multi-ADM environment, if one institution (ADM A) runs item-11 ("Delete Item Records") to delete a file of their Item records and the associated HOL record (HOL A), and if there are HOL records (HOL B and HOL C) for other ADMs which have no items, besides (correctly) deleting HOL A, item-11 also deletes HOLs B and C and the bib record.

    Cause:
    The

    BATCH-DELETE check_doc_delete_lkr

    line in the xxx01 $data_tab/check_doc table was commented out. check_doc_lkr prevents records from being deleted when there's a (z103) link between the records.

    Resolution:
    Make certain that the following line is present in both the xxx01 check_doc and the xxx60 check_doc:

    BATCH-DELETE check_doc_delete_lkr

    Additional Information

    See also:

    KB 16384-48082 ("How to delete bib, item, and HOL records")
    KB 16384-9650 ("item-11 deletes HOL record even though other items are still attached to it"), and
    KB 5840 ("Batch deleting items; item-11; possible limitations").

    Category: Cataloging (500)

    Subject: Items (500)


    • Article last edited: 10/8/2013