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    Pmarcexport with -aM flag produces warning for valid characters

    • Article Type: General
    • Product: Voyager
    • Product Version: 8.2.2

    Issue number: 16384-21057
    Module: MarcExport
    Server platform affected: Solaris, Linux
    PC OS: Windows XP
    Browser & version: N/A

    Releases replicated in: 8.1.0, 8.1.1, 8.1.2, 8.2.0
    Last version without bug: 8.0.0

    Expected results:
    Example: All characters should be correctly translated when exported via Pmarcexport to MARC21 MARC-8 format.

    Actual results:
    Some valid Voyager database characters are incorrectly translated when exported via Pmarcexport to MARC21 MARC-8.

    Workflow implications: Some exported characters cannot be displayed outside of Voyager.

    Replication steps:
    Open Cataloging client.
    Options > Preferences > Mapping > Expected Character Set of Imported Records to MARC 21 UTF-8.
    Cataloging > Record -> Import -> From new file -> one of the attached .bib records-> save to DB > note BibID.
    On server,
    /m1/voyager/voydb/sbin/Pmarcexport -rB –mR –aM
    Enter range as the newly created BibID:
    MARC ID range [0000000-0000000]? BibID-BibID

    Note warning:

    Record Type: BIB
    Export Mode: Range of MARC IDs
    Export Target:
    Output File Name: /m1/voyager/xxxdb/rpt/marc.exp.YYYYMMDD.HHSS

    (# = 100 records)

    WARN Record XXXX translation error=...


    Records written to Output File: 1

    Workaround: Export records to a different character set than MARC21 MARC8.

    Other information: Other –a flags such as –aV, aR, and –aO produce no warning.

    Fixed in Voyager 8.2.2.

    • Article last edited: 3/18/2015