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    Can items be batch discharged?

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

    Question

    Can items be batch discharged?

    Use case 1: A lot of items were given a Lost status years ago and we would like to discharge them all from the patrons.

    Use case 2: Discharging browsed items left in the stacks.

    Answer

    There is no batch discharge function in Voyager.  In part this is because pop-up exceptions that require an action by the operator greatly complicate automated discharge workflows.

    One way to expedite manually discharging a large number of lost items (use case 1 above) is to print the barcodes in barcode font and use a barcode scanner to discharge the items in the Circulation client:

    1. Query for barcodes associated with items. Example queries that look for items with status of 13 or 14 (Lost--Library Applied or Lost--System Applied):

    Access Query:

    SELECT ITEM_BARCODE.ITEM_BARCODE
    FROM ITEM_BARCODE INNER JOIN ITEM_STATUS ON ITEM_BARCODE.ITEM_ID = ITEM_STATUS.ITEM_ID
    WHERE (((ITEM_STATUS.ITEM_STATUS)="13" Or (ITEM_STATUS.ITEM_STATUS)="14"));

    SQLPlus Query:

    SELECT ITEM_BARCODE.ITEM_BARCODE
    FROM ITEM_BARCODE
    , ITEM_STATUS
    WHERE  ITEM_BARCODE.ITEM_ID=ITEM_STATUS.ITEM_ID
    AND ITEM_STATUS.ITEM_STATUS IN (13,14);
    1. Print barcodes in barcode font. Example:

      Barcode3of9.png

    2. Open Circulation > Discharge
    3. Use barcode scanner to scan each barcode into Circulation client discharge window.

    A similar workflow could also be used for browsed items (use case 2 above). 

    In this situation you can:

    1. Scan the barcodes into a file
    2. Print the barcodes in barcode font
    3. Process as above using a barcode scanner to scan each printed barcode into the Circulation client.

    Additional Information

    The barcode font that is included with Voyager is called "Barcode 3 of 9".


    • Article last edited: 14-May-2019
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