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    Unable to re-link holding to different bib since bib linked to PO

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

    Problem Symptoms

    • When user attempts to re-link holding record to another bib record via Cataloging > Record menu > Relink holding to bibliographic..., receives error:
    Unable to unlink the following bib records because they are linked to purchase order line items:
    123456: bib record title
    Holdings record has not been relinked.
    • MFHD is associated with a PO line item.


    Acquisitions line item data must first be re-directed from bib record A to bib record B


    1. In Cataloging, click on holdings record attached to bib A so it is the active window
    2. Go to Record menu > choose View Line Items in Acquisitions
    3. Line Item window from Acquisitions will open
    4. On Bib Record tab, click "Change Bib Record" button
    5. Search window will open > search for title of bib record B
    6. Choose title from Titles Index window; click OK
    7. Change Holdings Records for Line Item Copies window will open; check "delete current holdings" checkbox
    8. Click Save
    9. Existing holdings record for bib A will be deleted; new holdings record created under bib B
    10. Bib record A can now be suppressed or deleted, if desired

    Additional Information

    If you notice this as a change in behavior from a pre-8.2.0 version, it is because defect VYG-816 / 16384-17154 was fixed in 8.2.0 and now prevents relinking that will result in Acquisitions data that is out-of-sync with the record structure.

    • Article last edited: 09-Apr-2014
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