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    p_file_95 changes the order of fields

    • Article Type: General
    • Product: Aleph
    • Product Version: 19.01

    Description:
    Recently we discovered that the program we use to load corrected headings, p_file_95, is affecting the order of subject headings in the bibliographic record. When a corrected subject heading is loaded, that heading becomes the first 6XX in the record --rather that remaining in the same position.

    The problem affects the order of paired fields as well. If a vernacular field is corrected by p_file_95, the order of the paired fields changes, and the vernacular field moves above the romanized field.

    Is there a way to prevent p_file_95 from changing the order of fields?

    Resolution:
    In order to keep the original sorting of the fields, all the record's fields, or at least 245 and all the 6xx fields, should be present in the input file along with the 6xx fields you're going to modify. Except the fields submitted for correction (with $$9ADD or $$9MAT), other fields should be present in file "as is". No change will be done to those fields, as they are only present to preserve the original fields' order.


    • Article last edited: 10/8/2013