[Koha] DBText conversion to Koha--Patrons
bob-ewart at earthlink.net
Wed Jul 23 03:29:21 NZST 2008
I'm in the process of converting our library from DBText to koha 3.00
RC1 and have a couple of questions about the fields in the patron record.
I see address, city and zipcode for the addresses, but no state or
country fields. Being in south Florida, we do get a number of Canadians.
I'm also curious about why street number and street type are separate
We also have a number of flags like 'mailing list' (which indicates
whether or not the patron wants to get general mailings) which don't map
to anything in the patron record.
What format should the dates have? I don't have a sex or date-of-birth
field (I'll probably use 1/1/1969 for date of birth which will make
everyone 39 years old. They're all adults.)
I see that the branch and category codes must be valid for importing
patrons. Are there any other fields that are required or checked. I
guess that cardnumber, zipcode and surname are required.
Thanks for any suggestions.
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