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    Can I delete bibs by importing records with delete in leader byte 05?

    • Article Type: Q&A
    • Product: Voyager
    • Product Version: 8.1.2

    Question

    Can I delete bibs from database by importing matching bibliographic records with "delete" value (d) in leader byte 05?

    Answer

    No. In order to delete records from Voyager with BulkImport, you must use the delete parameters (-x for bibs, –r for mfhds). Incoming records with "delete" value will be written to delete file and not processed with the -x or -r parameter.

    Additional Information

    See related Knowledge Base articles:
    "How to batch delete bibliographic records?"
    "How to bulk delete mfhds and corresponding bibliographic records?"
    "How to bulk delete mfhd (holding) records from Voyager?"

    Also see Technical User’s Guide, Chapter 12: "Bulk Import, Replace and Merge of MARC Records"

    Category: Batch jobs


    • Article last edited: 10/8/2013
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