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    "Unable to update record" when Save to DB on work record via Cataloging client

    • Product: Voyager
    • Relevant for Installation Type: Multi-Tenant Direct, Dedicated-Direct, Local, TotalCare

    Problem Symptoms

    • Importing records from vendor via Cataloging client
    • Save to DB gives message "Unable to update this record"


    Record file is opened via File > Work Record which tries to match the 001 to a record in the database. Record cannot be saved with this workflow if there is no match (i.e., record is from an outside source rather than a copy of a record saved from database)


    Open record file via Record > Import for any record being brought into the database from an outside source (vendor, a different Voyager database, etc.).

    Additional Information

    See Cataloging User's Guide, Chapter 3 section "Opening Records from a Work Folder" for more information on best practices for this feature.

    • Article last edited: 18-Dec-2017