[Koha] Batch edit to control fields?

Caroline Cyr-La-Rose caroline.cyr-la-rose at inlibro.com
Wed Aug 25 03:44:32 NZST 2021

Hi Cab,

Unfortunately, Koha's MARC modification tool cannot do any changes in 
control fields, AFAIK.

I usually tell people to use MarcEdit to do such batch changes. Here's a 
procedure I wrote (in French, but I'm sure Google can translate it for 
you) : 

I hope it helps,


On 2021-08-24 11 h 38, Cab Vinton wrote:
> Hi, All --
> Does anyone know if the Batch record modification tool can handle
> control fields? -- specifically, changes to various positions in the
> leader, 008, etc. We're trying to update the 008/33 in a large number
> of records.
> I've tried creating an action for this under a MARC modification
> template, but it seems to be expecting standard fields & subfields
> (i.e., it won't accept a 2 digit number to represent a position).
> We can always export to MarcEdit, but if we can do this from within
> Koha, that would be great.
> All best,
> Cab Vinton, Director
> Plaistow Public Library
> Plaistow, NH
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