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    Batch Suppress Bib Records

    • Article Type: General
    • Product: Voyager
    • Product Version: 8.2.2

    Question

    How to suppress a large set of bib records in the database?

    Answer

    Using Bulk Import

    1. Use MarcExport to create the record file.
    2. In System Administration > Cataloging > Bulk Import Rules, create a rule with "Batch Opac Suppress" checked in the Rules tab.
    3. In the new Bulk Import Rule, specify a Bibliographic Duplicate Detection profile that matches on BIB_ID (BBID).
    4. Run a BulkImport with the new Bulk Import Rule to match & suppress the records in the file you created with MarcExport

    For Voyager 9.0.0 and higher, GDC can batch suppress records:

    1. Create a Record Set of all records to be suppressed. See Options for creating Record Sets? for available methods.
    2. Create a Data Change Rule Set to (for example)
      • Condition: MARC Control Field Exists / LDR
      • Consequence: Record Disposition / Suppress
    3. Save Data Change Rule Set to Data Change Rule Set Group.
    4. Submit Data Change Job with record set from step 1 and Data Change Rule Set Group from step 3.

    Additional Information

    Voyager Technical User's Guide chapters on Bulk Export of MARC Records and Bulk Import of MARC Records for details on MarcExport and BulkImport processes.


    • Article last edited: 03-Aug-2017