[Koha] How to copy patron permissions?
sudrland at vt.edu
Thu Apr 28 00:24:14 NZST 2022
We've been using that plugin since January 2019, implemented by ByWater
Solutions, so it appears safe and has not been an issue. However, if your
policy is to only use what has been vetted by the community in the Q/A
process and a part of Koha's code, that's fair.
*Michael J. Sutherland*
Virginia Tech | University Libraries
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On Wed, Apr 27, 2022 at 6:32 AM Michael Kuhn <mik at adminkuhn.ch> wrote:
> Thanks to all who answered my e-mail concerning patron permissions!
> Raymund Delahunty, Owen Leonard, David Nind, Joel Coehoorn, Michael
> Sutherland and Katrin Fischer!
> I have saved all the information you gave me for other uses cases. But
> in our current library we are hesitating to use non-Koha-standard
> patron permissions very often we will wait until Koha implements a
> proper way to copy patron permissions, e. g. according to
> For the cases when we actually need to copy patron permissions, for us
> the following way seems to be the easiest (instead of manual "box
> ticking") :
> 1. Find the cardnumber (here: 25) of a patron which has the desired
> patron permissions, then search for the patron permissions of this patron:
> SELECT flags FROM borrowers WHERE cardnumber=25;
> 2. The result will show the number associated with the staff member’s
> permissions, for example:
> | flags |
> | 16900 |
> 3. Then update the field "flags" of another patron (here with cardnumber
> 26) which should receive the same patron permissions:
> UPDATE borrowers SET flags=16900 WHERE cardnumber=26;
> I have tested this successfully on my demo installation.
> Best wishes: Michael
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