[Koha] [BUG] barcode mandatory or not ?

paul POULAIN paul.poulain at free.fr
Sat Sep 27 01:27:20 NZST 2003


The bug 599 has been understood... It's due to inconsistencies in Koha 
features : in MARC you can put barcode "mandatory" or "not mandatory". 
BUT in non-MARC part of Koha, barcode IS MANDATORY.
If you set barcode = non mandatory in MARC parameters, your DB is broken 
when you let barcode empty.

The question is : what is the good behaviour ?
* barcode IS mandatory => manage this in checker, the tools that checks 
that your DB is correctly parametered.
* barcode IS NOT mandatory => change non-MARC part of Koha to accept 
empty barcodes.

 From a technical point of vue, both are simple.
My question is for librarians (& for our big "circulator", i mean chris, 
if there is something i'm missing technically)

NOTE : we agree that a books without barcode can't be issued/returned, 
aren't we ?

Consultant indépendant en logiciels libres
responsable francophone de koha (SIGB libre http://www.koha-fr.org)

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