[Koha] Automated Way to Construct Field 2 from Field 1

Katrin Fischer katrin.fischer.83 at web.de
Wed Jun 2 23:27:47 NZST 2021

Hi Charles,

I don't have much experience with Elasticsearch yet, but it should not
be hard to add the field to an existing index. This might be helpful:


Hope this helps,


On 02.06.21 06:57, Charles Kelley wrote:
> Hello, Katrin et al!
>      In our latest exchange, on 2 Jun 2021 at 9:01 [JST], I received from
> Katrin Fischer:
> I wonder if it would not be the easier solution to make 242 searchable?
>> Are you using Zebra or Elasticsearch?
>> If there are other advantages of putting the information in 740 as well,
>> the "Build new field" feature might be what you are looking for:
>> https://marcedit.reeset.net/build-new-field
>> Hope this helps,
>      We're running Koha v. 20.05 under ElasticSearch. We installed
> ElasticSearch because of the multilingual nature of the collection; and we
> could not get Zebra to work with the collection.
>      I would love to make 242 and other fields searchable, and it looks like
> ElasticSearch has that ability built in. Unfortunately, searchability of
> field XXX has to be turned on and I don't know how to do so. From what I
> understand, Bywater Solutions or another third party can help with this.
> Our system is behind an airtight firewall, as it were, and that precludes
> another party from turning it on for us.
>      That said, the interim solution of duplicating 242 fields into 740
> fields works perfectly. Thanks for the solution.

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