[Koha] Feature Request : Database Tables
paul.poulain at free.fr
Tue Jul 2 20:45:02 NZST 2002
Tom Albrecht a écrit:
> I'm not sure if this is the correct address for feature requests, but
> here goes. If I'm wrong, please let me know where I should send it.
> I've been testing Koha for our church library, and it looks like
> exactly what we need. However, I've noticed a database shortcoming
> that if addressed would make things a lot easier for me.
> The database tables Biblio and Bibliosubject are linked with the
> common field biblionumber, with a one-to-many relationship, allowing
> multiple subjects for a particular title. This is wonderful, but the
> list of available subject strings are not stored anywhere, and are
> entered manually. My thought is that there should be another table,
> say "subjects" that would contain two fields, a unique subject ID
> number, and a subject string. Then, replace the string "subject" in
> bibliosubject with the id number.
> This has multiple advantages...
> 1) It allows a universal subject name change to be easily
> implemented. For example, currently, if I want to change all instances
> of "FEMINIST THEOLOGY" with "FEMINIST DOCTRINE", I'd have to search
> and replace through every "bibliosubject" record. With the change, I
> would only need to change one "subject" record.
> 2) It allows for an exclusive list of subjects. I would hate to
> accidently misspell "Religien", and create a whole new field. If the
> "subject" table were exhaustive, only fields from that table would be
> allowed to be use.
> Please let me know your thoughts!
> Tom Albrecht III
This is already in the CVS tree (if you don't know : cvs is our tool for
development). I think/hope it will be distributed in a future 1.4 version.
Not exactly what you ask for, but something like it...
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