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    Understanding the INDEXRULES field in the Voyager SEARCHPARM table

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



    How can I understand the INDEXRULES field in the SEARCHPARM table?


    The indexrules field tells how each index in constructed.  It has a maximum length of 300 characters.

    Note the following are not necessarily comprehensive. 

    Index Type

    IX=A for authority indexes, B for bib indexes, C is for composite indexes, E is for name/title indexes, K for keyword indexes, N is for name indexes, Q for MFHD keyword indexes, S for special subject indexes, T for special title indexes, U for call number indexes (from MFHD).

    Rule Definition Codes

    AL= is a MARC field.

    BT=bib text field.

    SR= is used with a single, repeatable field and indicates that each occurrence should generate an index entry.

    Define Search Parameters

    S+= lists subfields that should be included in the index.

    S-= lists subfields that should be excluded from the index.

    NM= is the normalization rules (the most commonly used character string = (juapih)

    NF tells the location of a non-filing indicator.

    HL indicates a hard limit, i.e., a limit that is always in effect for this search key.

    LN is the Text Length (you may or may not see this)

    IDS=Y Appears at the end of the INDEXRULES if "Show Index Column in Search Results" is not checked in SysAdmin for the index

    Additional Information

    What is the SEARCHPARM table in Voyager Prepackaged Access Reports?

    • Article last edited: 03-Jun-2021
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