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    How to batch delete Social Security Numbers?

    • Product: Voyager
    • Product Version: All
    • Relevant for Installation Type: Dedicated-Direct; Direct; Local; Total Care

    Question

    How to batch delete Social Security Number (SSN) from patron records?

    Answer

    1. Ensure all impacted patrons have unique Institution ID
    2. Run Patron Extract to export patron records (SIF or XML format)
    3. Update resulting patron file to remove SSN
      1. Zero fill that segment in the file
      2. Ensure unique Institution ID remains in file
    4. Run Patron Update (SIF or XML) and be sure to match on Institution ID.

    Result: Patron Update updates patron records to remove SSN

    Additional Information

    More information on batch Patron processes and creating and editing the SIF and XML import files available in Resources and FAQs for Patron Utilities in Voyager


    • Article last edited: 07-May-2018