[Koha] [EXTERNAL] Copying Subfields from Field1 to Field2 [Was: Identifying Records with Non-Roman Characters]

Bales (US), Tasha R tasha.r.bales at boeing.com
Fri Jun 11 02:47:30 NZST 2021

Hi Charles, 

I have used Tools > Build New Field to accomplish this type of activity, but there might be an easier way.

=245  10$6{245$6}$a{245$a} /$c{242$c}

check the box for "Replace Existing Field"

You'd have to repeat this process to allow for different indicators in the 245, or additional subfields in the 245, which is why it probably isn't the most efficient method.

Tasha Bales 
Business Support Team | Information Services 
Enterprise Services | Enterprise Operations, Finance and Sustainability

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Hello, all!

    Earlier this week, I wrote about flipping the tags on old 245-246 pairs to make them in current 245-880 pairs, e.g.,

=245  10$aВеликая отецественная война 1941-1945 /$cВ. И. Чуйков
=246  11$a Velikaia otechestvennaia voina 1941-1945

=245  10$a英汉常用物理学小词典 /$cYing Li, Lian Wei
=246  11$aYing-Han changyong wulixue xiaocidian

would become

=242  14$aThe Great Patriotic War 1941-1945 /$cV. I. Chuikov.
=245  10$6880-45$a Velikaia otechestvennaia voina 1941-1945
=880  10$6245-45/(N$aВеликая отецественная война 1941-1945 /$cВ. И. Чуйков

=242  10$aEnglish-Chinese dictionary of commonly used words in physics /$cYing Li, Lian Wei
=245  10$6880-45$aYing-Han changyong wulixue xiaocidian
=880  10$6245-45/[dollar]1$a英汉常用物理学小词典 /$cYing Li, Lian Wei .

respectively. With help from David Cook and a few tutorials online, we were able to accomplish, to our very great surprise.

    We now have another problem: copying the existing 242$c or new 880$c into the 245$c with the preceding slash. Does anyone have an idea how to do this? I have tried MarcEdit's swap field functionality, but I just cannot get it to work. It ends up replacing the 245 subfields altogether, leaving behind just the indicators and $c prefixed with a slash.

    The resulting 245 fields would end up

=245  10$6880-45$a Velikaia otechestvennaia voina 1941-1945 /$cV. I.
=245  10$6880-45$aYing-Han changyong wulixue xiaocidian /$cYing Li, Lian Wei .

    Does anyone have an idea?

    Many thanks for your help.


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