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    Count of New and Updated Catalog Records - by Cataloger (com-02)" vs "Report of New and Updated Catalog Records - by Cataloger (com-03)"

    • Article Type: Q&A
    • Product: Aleph

    Question

    Running "Count of New and Updated Catalog Records - by Cataloger (com-02)" doesn't give an accurate result of newly cataloged and updated records.

    Answer

    The more reliable service is "Report of New and Updated Catalog Records - by Cataloger (com-03)" which was created because of inexact results when counting with "Count of New and Updated Catalog Records - by Cataloger (com-02)". com-02 is using a SQL query whereas com-03 is counting the CAT field in z106 record. So our suggestion is to use com-03 for counting instead.

     

     

    Additional information

     

    This is how com-02 operates....

     

    The $aleph_proc/p_com_02 procedure uses ./alephm/sql_stat/util_s_01_23.sql to create two files of bib record keys:

     

     $data_scratch/util_s_01_23.open

     $data_scratch/util_s_01_23.update

     

    These files are run through the b_com_02_a program to include the Cataloger name and the date, generating the output files:

     

     $data_scratch/util_s_01_23.open2

     $data_scratch/util_s_01_23.update2

     

    These files are then sorted to create a united file, $data_scratch/util_s_01_23.unite .

     

    If a record number is in both the util_s_01_23.open2 file and the util_s_01_23.update2 file, then only the entry from the util_s_01_23.open2 file is included in the resulting util_s_01_23.unite file.  This happens because the sort is including only columns 1-67.  The byte indicating new/"open" ("O") or update ("U") is column 68. 

     

    Also, if there are multiple updates by the same Cataloger on the same date, only one is counted.

     

    Category: Cataloging (500) - ALEPH

    Subject: Services - ALEPH


    • Article last edited: 26-May-2016
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