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    SIP2 Item Information Response (18) message sends bad data when barcode not found

    • Product: Voyager
    • Product Version: 7.2.0, 7.2.5, 9.2.0
    • Relevant for Installation Type: Multi-Tenant Direct, Dedicated-Direct, Local, TotalCare


    If the barcode requested in an Item Information message (17) is not found, the first of three required 2 character fixed-length fields is sent as a single "0".

    Defect Status

    Issue VYG-6518 is resolved for Voyager 9.2.0 and higher.

    Replication Steps

    • Send a 17 message with a non-existent barcode.
    • Note that 18 message returns a single-digit response for Circulation Status rather than the required 2 character response.


    No workaround.


    Use defensive programming if writing a client/script to communicate via SIP2.

    • Article last edited: 23-Apr-2018
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