[Koha] Adding support for NORMARC to Koha 3

Zeno Tajoli tajoli at cilea.it
Sat Nov 15 04:49:51 NZDT 2008

Hi Magnus,

sorry for delay but I have many problems on other software.

>What strikes me as somewhat strange about the behaviour I'm seeing now, is
>that reindexing does not seem to affect it. If I load my definition I get the
>error, without me doing any reindexing. To me it looks like Koha is doing
>some checking of the MARC-structure and throwing an error before it performs
>an actual search?

in fact koha do a check but on display, not on search.
If you go to file /mnt/koha/lib/C4/Biblio.pm on line 3196
you can see that is a line in the sub get_biblio_authorised_values
that do a check on your sql definition of NORMARC

line 3813: $query = q(SELECT distinct authorised_value, kohafield
                     FROM marc_subfield_structure
                     WHERE authorised_value !=''
                       AND (kohafield like 'biblio%'
                        OR  kohafield like '') );

after the setup of the check.

So what can I suggest you ?
In Intranet go to Administration › System Preferences
Insert in the search box 'isbd'.
You find two prefernces:

Setup ISBD with NORMARC (it is setuped with MARC21).
After change BiblioDefaultView  to ISBD
After go to http://<your 
This is a direct link so you don't use Zebra. If 
you don't have record number 1, try 2, 3 etc.

If all is ok you will see your record with your ISDB configuration.
To setup the normal display go to 
› MARC Links (I think, I'm not sure).

Now you need to setup Zebra, storage and indexes.
Rebuil the indexes from scratch

After all those operation you need to work on authority.

Until now I don't know more.
Tell us the result after all operations.

Zeno Tajoli

Zeno Tajoli
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