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ISSN not matching when hyphen missing in EDI data

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


A vendor is sending the ISSN without a hyphen, and Voyager will not match unless we insert one in the EDI data. Is there a setting we can change so that it will match without a hyphen?


The way ISSNs are normalized in Voyager means that they must be formatted with a hyphen or space to find a match. An ISSN can be matched if it's formatted

1234 5678

but not


Category: Acquisitions

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