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    p_file_20 doesn't update Pincode / Barcode Verification

    • Article Type: General
    • Product: Aleph
    • Product Version: 18.01

    We are trying to load patrons for out academic libraries for the Summer and Fall semesters. The Pincode and Barcode Verification are not loading correctly. They should be set to the student's last name.

    When we look at the input file with the "Display PLIF Records from Sequential File" (Util F 2 5 1), the "Verification" record shows the correct Last Name, but when the file is loaded, the students end up with somethign completely different.

    The ABC50 PLIF input file contains one ID segment for the first patron (Ridman). Note that the "TYPE" is 03:

    USER-KEY-REC # 01
    ACTION............. A
    TYPE............. 03
    LOGIN............ ABU1000169
    STATUS............. AC
    ENCRYPTION......... Y

    ABU1000169 matches on ABU504373.

    The following SQL shows the current state of the ABU504373 z308's:

    sys00@ALEPH1> select * from z308 where z308_id = 'ABU504373';
    **** Hit return to continue ****

    --------------------------- ---------------------------------------- -- ------------ -- -
    00ABU504373 P5496 00 ABU504373 AC N
    03ABU1000169 RIDMAN 00 ABU504373 AC N
    01ABUB12036 P14811 00 ABU504373 AC N

    As you can see the z308_verification for the type 03 record *has* been set to "RIDMAN".

    The verification for the type 00 (system #) and the type 01 (barcode) were *not* updated.

    You could update the type 01 by including a USER-KEY-REC type 01 in the PLIF load with the desired VERIFICATION.

    You can not update the type 00 via the PLIF, but I wouldn't think it would be necessary since I wouldn't think that this system # would be used as login....

    Another possibility, if the type 03's have been updated with the desired verification, would be to use SQL to update the type 01 z308_verification (and type 00?) with the type 03 z308_verification.

    • Article last edited: 10/8/2013