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    Many non-alphanumeric characters are ignored when creating patron barcodes

    • Article Type: Known Issue
    • Product: Voyager
    • Product Version: 8
    • Relevant for Installation Type: Dedicated-Direct; Direct; Local; Total Care

    Symptoms

    * Non-alphanumeric characters are ignored when the barcode is saved in the database, without any warning or error
    * Some non-alphanumeric characters do work including: "#^&+~`".

    Defect Status

    Issue VYG-6178 is resolved for Voyager 9.2.0 and higher.

    Replication Steps

    1. In Circulation create a patron and assign a barcode that includes a non-alphanumeric character ( e.g. !@$%*() ).
    2. Save and close the patron record and find the patron again using the barcode.
    3. Observe that the barcode has the non-alphanumerics, stripped out.
    4. Delete the barcode and create a new barcode consisting entirely of non-alphanumerics.
    5. Close circulation and search for the fully non-alphanumeric barcode.
    6. Note that the patron is not found.

    Workaround

    Avoid using non-alphanumeric characters in patron barcodes.

    Category: Batch jobs