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    What is the preferred record for merge rules for Connexion export into Alma?

    • Article Type: Q&A
    • Product: Alma


    Merge rules work differently depending on whether importing via profiles (local Alma record is preferred) vs. copy cataloging via external search resources (incoming external record is preferred). Which of these approaches is used when records are exported from OCLC Connexion into Alma?


    Connexion merge logic is like import profile merge logic: the preferred record is the local record in Alma.

    Additional Information

    When merging two records, one is the preferred record and the other is the non-preferred record. The preferred record serves as the basis for the merged record and the merge rules remove, add, and/or replace fields in the preferred record with values from the non-preferred record.

    See Online Help  > Resource Management > Metadata Management > Working with Merge Rules for full explanation of merge rule logic.

    Category: Resource Management - Alma

    Subject: Integrations - Alma

    • Article last edited: 2/6/2018