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PPR: BIB_ID data type inconsistent

  • Article Type: Known Issue
  • Product: Voyager
  • Product Version: 8.2.0
  • Relevant for Installation Type: Dedicated-Direct; Direct; Local; Total Care


* Data type for BIB_ID in newer tables is number but is text in older tables in Access Prepackaged Reports
* Cannot join tables on BIB_ID with disparate data types

Defect Status

VYG-5085 is resolved in Voyager 9.0.0 and higher.

Replication Steps

1. Pointing to 8.2.x database, relink tables in Prepackaged Reports.
2. Right-click on BIB_DATA and select Design View to see data types for each field.
3. Note BIB_ID data type is Text.
4. Repeat step 2 for BIB_CARRIER; note BIB_ID data type is Number.


Convert number to text or vice versa within query to join tables on BIB_ID.


convert text to number

convert number to string

Category: Prepackaged Rpts

  • Article last edited: 3/18/2014