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    Due date for items which should have a 3-week loan is just one day

    • Article Type: General
    • Product: Aleph
    • Product Version: 19.01

    Description:
    This happens for GRADUATE STUDENTS only (type 02) patrons: we can charge a book to a graduate student, but it checks out for only 1 day and immediately reports that the item is overdue.

    These items *should* have a 3-week loan.

    Resolution:
    The tables involved are tab16 and tab31. Patron status 02 is included in tab16 column 4, but the line for patron status 02 in tab31 (column 2) is commented out. This means that the default, wildcard line will be used:

    ! 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2
    ! 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 14 15 6 7 8 9 0 1
    !!!!!-!!-!-!-!-!-!-!-!-!-!-!-!-!!!!!!!!-!!!!!!!!!!-!-!-!-!!-!-!
    ABC50 ## Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y F + Y 00000001 0000010000 Y N N 30 N N

    Column 3 has "Y", permitting loan, but the "00000001" in column 14 means that when a new patron is created, the z305_expiry_date (in the Local Patron Information) will be today's date + 1.

    You need to either change this "ABC50 ##" line or explicitly add a "ABC50 02" line with a greater value. Then restart the pc_server.

    That will prevent patrons created in the future from having this problem. You need to correct existing patrons either online in the GUI Circ (correcting their Expiration Date) or by running a p_file_20 load with a correct expiry date.


    • Article last edited: 10/8/2013
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