[Koha] CCL query query

Grobani, Daniel DGrobani at samuelmerritt.edu
Fri May 6 07:45:54 NZST 2011


Ack! That's what I feared. Thanks for confirming it, and for your clear explanation. It looks like I'll have to go back to generating a report instead.


-----Original Message-----
From: Galen Charlton [mailto:gmc at esilibrary.com] 
Sent: Thursday, May 05, 2011 12:35 PM
To: Grobani, Daniel
Cc: koha at lists.katipo.co.nz
Subject: Re: [Koha] CCL query query

Hi Daniel,

On May 5, 2011, at 3:03 PM, Grobani, Daniel wrote:
> In the course of trying to devise a CCL query that will display books acquired by a branch in the last 30 days, I've found that compound queries don't seem to work the way I expect them to. I don't know if this is due to my misunderstanding or because I'm on LLEK.
> For example, I think the following should return all biblios having at least one item whose acqdate is 20011-04-13 and whose homebranch is SF:
> http://samuelmerritt.kohalibrary.com/cgi-bin/koha/opac-search.pl?q=ccl%3Dacqdate%3D2011-04-13+and+branch%3DSF.
> This returns one biblio with five items, but the only item with acqdate=2011-04-13 has branch=OAK, and the only item with branch=SF has acqdate=2009-06-17.
> Have I specified the syntax incorrectly?

No, the syntax is correct.  What you're running into is the fact that the search engine is indexing the entire bib record, including item records, and the search itself is searching bibs, not items.  Consequently, since the bib record in question meets both conditions of the query (i.e., it has a 952 containing a branch subfield whose value is SF and it has a 952 containing the specified acq date), the entire bib is retrieved.  The bibliographic search engine is not currently set up to verify that queries on embedded item fields are all referring to the same item record.


Galen Charlton
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