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    Can't delete a course even though no items are linked to it

    • Article Type: General
    • Product: Aleph
    • Product Version: 18.01

    Description:
    Course ASTR-220S-01, just created last week, upon clicking radio button and selecting DELETE button:
    1. Confirmation message--click YES;
    2. "Error! Delete action failed. Please call librarian."

    Not only can't we delete this course, but we can't add any items to it either.

    Reports are that this started happening on Friday, with this course and one other--FILMST-370S-01.

    Resolution:
    These are two slightly different cases.

    There is no course "FILMST-370F-01". It was entered as "FLMST-370F-01".

    Similarly, there is no course "ASTR-200S-01". It was entered as "ASTR- 200S-01". Blanks in course numbers are problematic. Courses with course numbers containing them can not be deleted in the normal fashion. Blanks and apostrophes in course numbers should be avoided. I verified (via the abc30 z11) that there are no doc records for this z108 key:

    util f 4

    enter file name (or q to exit) z11

    enter start z11 key (CCCCCAXXXXXXXXX)
    CNO LASTR- 200S-01

    If there are not, then you can delete the course record (z108) using SQL.


    • Article last edited: 10/8/2013
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