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    print-03 output doesn't appear in the GUI Task Manager FileList

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

    Problem Symptoms:
    The output of the print-03 ("Download Machine-Readable Records") service is written to the library's $data_scratch directory rather than its $data_print directory. $data_scratch files do not display in the GUI Task Manager FileList (only $data_print files), therefore, GUI users are unable to see them.

    As stated for the "Output file" parameter in the print-03 Help: "Enter the name of the file in which you want the bibliographic records saved. The file can be found later in the library's scratch directory."

    Add the following line to $aleph_proc/p_print_03 (after the "cobrun b_print_03_a") to make the output file automatically be copied to $data_print:

    cp -p ${p_file_out} $data_print/${p_file_out}

    Additional Information

    Though the output of this service may sometimes be printed, it is also often exported to a vendor.

    • Article last edited: 11/20/2013