[Koha] All I want from Santa (or possibly the great Paul Poulain ;)
oleonard at athenscounty.lib.oh.us
Sun May 30 06:28:58 NZST 2004
> On items with fictitious character subjects for
> characters with a first
> and last name, the comma that separates their
> name seems to be wreaking
> havoc with the subject headings.
This is a problem for us as well. Previously the subject headings got returned
as one big string, completely unlinkable. We submitted a fix that got us to
where we are now, while admitting to the problem you describe
(http://bugs.koha.org/cgi-bin/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=679). I think the script
receives a comma-separated list of subject headings for the record, and they
breaks it into an array on the comma, resulting in the mixed-up list you're
seeing. We get the same thing. I guess we should submit a separate bug for
> I am having issues with the subtitle field. I've
> noticed that in other
> Koha catalogues it will not display until you hit
> the records page, but
> I can't even manage to get it to do that.
Absence of the subtitle (whether it be 245b or 245p) in search results is a
huge problem for us. Following your chosen example, search results for Frodo
Baggins will bring up the Lord of the Rings DVD, but because nothing else is
displayed, you can't tell which volume it is.
Our OPAC installation from CVS of rel_2_0 shows the subtitle in opac-detail.pl,
so I'm not sure why you're not seeing it. If it's just the template, you could
change that by hand if you wanted. If the subtitle's just not there, then you
have another problem. You might check for it in the subtitles table.
> I wish this [additional author] was linked like the
> author field is, and
> would be searchable under a basic search.
Relating to both this question and the previous one, a LOT of work is being
done to overhaul the search system to really take advantage of MARC records.
This particular issue is being addressed, allowing author searches to hit the
many different alternate author tags.
> I know I am asking for blood on this one. But it
> would be fantastic if
> we could please have an author search from the
> MARC biblio management
I'm guessing that once the work is done on the improved MARC searching, we can
roll the regular advanced search into this one and not have distinct options.
> What I want to be able to
> generate is a raw number of
> records for a certain type of material.
There are a number of new reports being added in the next version, and this is
one of them.
> I definitely get
> the impression that I
> can at least get raw numbers. But how?
Right now? Query MySQL directly! In the meantime, submit an enhancement bug
for the kind of report you'd like to see. Perhaps in the meantime some other
folks can chime in on how they get the reports they need.
Nelsonville Public Library
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