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    GDC: Delete All Records in a Hierarchy

    • Article Type: General
    • Product: Voyager
    • Product Version: 9.0.0 and higher


    How to delete related records (bib, holdings, and items) using Global Data Change (GDC)?


    1. Create a record set containing bibliographic or holdings records to be deleted.
    2. In Rules tab, create a Data Change Rule Set with a Data Change Rule that uses the Record Disposition consequence of "Delete All".
    3. Add the Data Change Rule Set to a Data Change Rule Set Group.
    4. In Job Management tab, submit Data Change Job with Record Set from step 1 and Rule Set Group from step 3.
    5. Review log and output files in View Running/Completed when job completes.

    Additional Information

    If related records such as circulation activity, purchase orders, fines/fees, etc., GDC does not delete the record and logs an error. Any blocks that prevent record deletion are logged.

    See "Rules Generation" in the Global Data Change document for more information.

    • Article last edited: 02-Feb-2016
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