[Koha] Import holds?

Ian Bays ian.bays at ptfs-europe.com
Wed Aug 16 03:03:06 NZST 2017

Just to add a +1 to your idea of doing it manually if you don't have many.
Not only do you need to construct the holds but get them in the right 
order and handle copies that have been chosen to satisfy a hold but not 
picked up.

On 15/08/2017 13:55, Mark Alexander wrote:
> Excerpts from Katrin Fischer's message of 2017-08-15 12:47:45 +0200:
>> holds information is stored differently in every ILS and at the moment
>> there exists no generic tool to import holds into Koha. For a migration
>> you could try to map the data you get out of Mandarin to the columns in
>> Koha's reserves table and then use a script or SQL to fill it. It can be
>> useful to place a few different holds in Koha first to see what data is
>> required/set by Koha itself.
> Thank you.  That makes sense, and I was already thinking of doing
> something like this.  But there aren't a large number of holds, and it
> might be less time-consuming to enter them manually than to study the
> database tables and write the script.
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Ian Bays
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