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    Why item has a Material Type of “ELEC (not listed)."

    • Product: Alma


    The material type ELEC is missing from Physical Material Type Code Table, yet some migrated Items have Material Type of ELEC (not listed).


    During migration, some physical items may get mapped to Material Type (not listed), such as ELEC (not listed). The ELEC is mapped to the item based on Ex Libris' standard migration mapping: BIB LDR position 6= a, position 7=m, and 007 position 00=c. Since Alma's item material type codes are fixed, ELEC is not a code for physical items that is recognized and these will result in Material Type (not listed).

    It's recommended that customers review items with Material Type (not listed).

    Below are the steps to build a set of these items in Alma and how to adjust these in the event that further action may be needed (e.g. update, move, omit):

    1. Build an Advanced Search for Physical Items
    2. Select Material Type (Physical Items) Not Equals Book and click Search.
    3. In the Facets on the left-hand side, check the Item Material Type facet for the Material Type you wish to fix (e.g. ELEC).
    4. Save the query as a set.

    Once the set is built, it can be used as input for the "Change Physical Items" job.

    Additional Information

    This will only happen in migrated data.

    The "Change Physical Items" job is explained here.


    • Article last edited: 14-DEC-2018