[Koha] Fwd: Super-tiny script to check for record errors before upgrading to 3.4.x

Tomas Cohen Arazi tomascohen at gmail.com
Wed Jun 15 01:48:43 NZST 2011

I just forward this as I noticed I sent it to dev list only. It was
usefull for us.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Tomas Cohen Arazi <tomascohen at gmail.com>
Date: Tue, May 31, 2011 at 4:00 PM
Subject: Super-tiny script to check for record errors before upgrading to 3.4.x
To: koha-devel <koha-devel at lists.koha-community.org>

Hi, being back to work after a few weeks abroad is a bit difficult,
but here I am. Back to koha, and back to Perl suff.

We are just planning our upgrade to 3.4 and face the problem that our
install base (+30 libraries/koha deploys and growing) has several
enconding (and posibly other) problems carried from the initial
migration from different sources and encodings.
Those problems obviously arise now that we have to access all the
records to remove holdings information from them, and running
remove_items_from_biblioitems.pl waiting for it to fail and discover
"where" it failed is not suitable for us. So... I managed to get a
script to tell me which records are "problematic" in the sense koha
defines problematic.

I'd like some other dev to take a look at it to check it. It can be
obviously beautified and improved. There's a link here so anyone can
read it:


Thanks in advance

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