[Koha] Call number in list view or search result

Joe Atzberger ohiocore at gmail.com
Tue Sep 15 13:06:56 NZST 2009

On Fri, Sep 11, 2009 at 3:44 PM, De Zeeuw, Darren <darrens at umich.edu> wrote:

> I've just recently migrated from Follett to Koha3 (what a pain), but we
> have
> a crucial feature that was easy in Follett that I can't figure out how to
> do
> in Koha.  The teachers in our school have created lists of books to pull
> for
> units they do each year.  The information is now stored in the non-public
> note (Marc 952x).  I can easily search for this data, but the list makes it
> very hard to go to the shelves to pull the books as the call number is only
> visible when looking at the item details.  What seems to be the most useful
> process for us is to take a search result and make a private list out of
> it.
> The list view is quite concise, but contains the useless copyright year.  I
> would love to have the call number there instead (I think
> items.itemcallnumber instead of biblio.copyrightdate).  If someone could
> clue me in on the perl file and modifications needed that would be great.
>  I
> can't quite decipher the interaction of multiple files and includes in the
> pages.
> Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.
> Darren De Zeeuw

You misunderstand the relationship of the data.  The call number in question
is held at the item level, but the list is a list of titles (i.e.,
biblionumbers).   You might have multiple branches with holdings of that
title, each with a different itemcallnumber.  Moreover, you might have
multiple copies of the same title with different call numbers, even in the
same library.

The type of feature that you might want could be generalized to "resolve"
lists of biblio.biblionumber values by JOINing them to item-level data *for
a given branch*.  Valid input could be carts, lists, or other sources.  This
does not escape the problem of varying callnumbers in one branch, but would
at least give something like what you want.

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