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    Advanced Search and Boolean operator NOT

    • Article Type: General
    • Product: Alma

    Problem Symptoms:
    When doing an Advanced Search by Physical Location, the only operators available to use are "Equals" or "Is Empty".

    How is it possible to exclude a group of records from a search?

    For example, how to find all physical titles where Permanent call number type is EMPTY -and- Permanent physical location is NOT EQUAL to a certain location code?

    Cause:
    Currently it is not possible to perform a title level search where library is not equal to a given code

    Resolution:
    Since the March 2014 Release, it is possible to combine sets with operators AND, OR, and NOT.

    * Create a search set on Physical Titles where Permanent call number type is EMPTY
    * Create a search set on Physical Titles where Permanent physical location is EQUAL (!) to the location code that is NOT of interest
    * Find one of the sets > select Actions > Combine Sets
    * Combine the sets using "Operation = Not"
    * Ignore the warning about possibility of no items found and review the result

    Category: Repository search - Alma


    • Article last edited: 3/17/2014
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