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    Can I purge patron circulation info without affecting circulation statistics?

    • Article Type: Q&A
    • Product: Voyager
    • Product Version: 8.1.0


    Is there a way to retain a small amount of patron circulation history and purge the rest without deleting historical circulation statistics?


    Yes, there is a circulation batch job that purges patron circulation history, Circjob -38. When System Administration is configured to retain this patron information, and when the job is run, you can specify the number of patrons whose information is retained - for example, you can retain the patron information for the last three transactions on an item. When the Circjob runs, it gets rid of the extra patron information in the circ_trans_archive table beyond the number of patrons you specify, but all of the non-patron related information about any transactions are retained, so it should not affect your circulation history for collection development purposes.

    Additional Information

    See also Chapter 10, System Administration Guide
    See also Chapter 8, Technical User's Guide

    Category: Circulation

    • Article last edited: 10/8/2013