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    BULK: Non-Unicode records containing Greek characters fail to load.

    • Article Type: General
    • Product: Voyager
    • Product Version: 8.2.0

    Description:
    Module: Bulk Import
    Server platform affected: Linux, Sun OS
    PC OS: Windows XP
    Browser & version: IE 7

    Releases replicated in: 7.2.5 - 8.2.0
    Last version without bug: N/A

    Expected results: When bulk importing MARC21 MARC-8 (non-Unicode) records, Greek characters are processed correctly.

    Actual results: When bulk importing MARC21 MARC-8 (non-Unicode) records, Greek characters trigger an error message and records are not loaded.

    Workflow implications: Records containing Greek characters cannot be loaded, workaround slows staff productivity.

    Replication steps:
    1. SysAdmin > Cataloging > Bulk Import Rules > Change expected character set of rule to use to MARC21 MARC-8.
    2. Run Pbulkimport.
    3. View log.imp file and note error messages. Example:
    ERROR: Unparseable record written to error file: [13]-400 : c->8 no char to combine to in page 0 at 17 '1b285361
    : ERROR: Unparseable record written to error file: [30]-400 : c->8 no char to combine to in page 4 at 8 '1b2842e2 .(B.'
    : ERROR: Unparseable record written to error file: [44]-400 : c->8 no char to combine to in page 0 at 5 '1b285341 .(SA'
    [57]-670 : c->8 no char to combine to in page 0 at 47 '1b285341 .(SA'
    : ERROR: Unparseable record written to error file: [56]-451 : c->8 no char to combine to in page 0 at 15 '1b28536c .(Sl'
    [58]-451 : c->8 no char to combine to in page 0 at 17 '1b28536a .(Sj'
    [82]-670 : c->8 no char to combine to in page 0 at 54 '1b28536c .(Sl'
    : ERROR: Unparseable record written to error file: [40]-451 : c->8 no char to combine to in page 0 at 12 '1b285372 .(Sr'
    [42]-451 : c->8 no char to combine to in page 0 at 17 '1b28536c .(Sl'
    [77]-670 : c->8 no char to combine to in page 0 at 1033 '1b285372 .(Sr'
    4. Convert file to Unicode.
    5.SysAdmin > Cataloging > Bulk Import Rules > Change expected character set of rule to use to MARC21 UTF-8.
    6. Run Pbulkimport with Unicode file.
    7. View log.imp file and note lack of error messages.

    Workaround: Convert input file to UTF-8 (Unicode) using external utility (i.e., MarcEdit or similar); import as UTF-8.

    Resolution:


    • Article last edited: 3/2/2015