[Koha] cardnumbers, and borrowernumbers
shedges at skemotah.com
Mon Mar 20 10:28:17 NZST 2006
The member number actually is called "borrowernumber" in the Koha
database, and is used extensively for indexing your data. For example,
items that are issued to a borrower are indexed to the borrowernumber, not
the card number.
You can always see the borrowernumber for an existing member; it appears
on the screen as "Membership number" and in your browser's url window as
"bornum" at the end of the url. When you are adding a member, however,
the borrowernumber is not assigned until you click on the "save" button.
So deriving the card number from the borrowernumber is a bad idea, unless
you want to assign a nonsense card number, save the new member, then go
back in and change the card number once the borrowernumber has been
Marty Jongepier wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have Koha up and running, it is wonderful, especially compared to what
> are using currently.
> I have a few questions still, just to make our lives easier.
> When I add children to a member, the screen will show me the membernumber
> (borrowernumber), and a textbox where I can fill in the cardnumber. Now
> cardnumbers are derived from the membernumber (not the same), so that is
> But if I add a member, there will be the text member#, Card number* and
> the textbox for the cardnumber.
> I cannot see the membernumber on this screen, and I need that for the
> cardnumber. Is there a way to show it there? I think it should? Or do I
> Thanks again,
> Marty Jongepier
Skemotah Solutions, USA
www.skemotah.com -- shedges at skemotah.com
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