[Koha] New Serials Documentation

Francois Charbonnier francois.charbonnier at inlibro.com
Thu Dec 12 03:48:15 NZDT 2013

Hi Nicole,

Glad the picture helps! :^) I just realised the numbering pattern was 
good but didn't fit the "inner counter" representation at the end. Here 
is an updated version : 

Concerning the rollover, it still exists but you will find it in the 
advance pattern under the name "When more than".  The inner counter is 
not a new option and doesn't replace the rollover option. Before, you 
would only find the inner counter in the advance pattern. That would 
results to mix up configuration specific to the subscription (inner 
counter which is the number of issues already received) and general 
numbering pattern configuration (subscription agnostic).

The logic behind this new feature is to put together information that 
can be re-used in different subscriptions (the numbering patterns)  and 
keep the other options, specific to the subscription, outside the 
pattern. Ultimately, librarians will be able to share their numbering 
patters (through sql files) and will only have to set up the 
subscriptions without paying attention to the advance pattern option.

About your subscription, I did something here that works 
(http://picpaste.com/Pattern-YJ45tIGU.png) but I missed some info to 
have exactly the same pattern as yours. First, the subscription starts 
after the next issue publication date. Could you give me the start date? 
And, how the subscription deals with irregularities (jan and aug). Does 
it skip or keep the issue number?


François Charbonnier,
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Le 2013-12-10 16:36, Nicole Engard a écrit :
> Francois,
> That does help! And I love the images. But I'm a bit confused based on the
> way it used to work. So let me talk through this.
> It used to be that you entered the rollover - that made sense to people.
> So if there are 12 issues in a year per volume the rollover was 12 at which
> point the volume incremented by 1 and the issue went back to 1. So are you
> saying that now you don't have have a rollover field? Instead it's a combo
> of the issues field and the inner counter?
> How would I change the attached image to fit the new model?
> Nicole
> On Fri, Dec 6, 2013 at 4:59 PM, Francois Charbonnier <francharb at gmail.com>wrote:
>> Hi Nicole,
>> The locale option is useful when you want to display days, month or
>> season. If you have a german serial, you can use the german locale option
>> to display days, etc. in german. It doesn't work actually but this patch
>> fixes the problem :
>> http://bugs.koha-community.org/bugzilla3/show_bug.cgi?id=11262
>> The inner counter doesnt tell system when the number should go back to 1.
>> It is used when you need a "circular" pattern to tell koka how many issues
>> you received or would have received after the beginning of the "circle". If
>> you start receiving issues in the middle of a circular pattern, it helps
>> the system to fall back on the correct numbering when the numbering go back
>> to 1. (Sorry for my broken english....)
>> Check the example in the attached file. It should helps! ;)
>> Francois
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