[Koha] Records in Koha with no metadata / no MARC in the BLOB.

Raymund Delahunty r.delahunty at arts.ac.uk
Thu Mar 17 03:44:26 NZDT 2022

We have managed to save 40 biblios into Koha where there is no data in the metadata field in the biblio_metadata table. I can see data in the biblio table so that part of the 'save' has worked, but the MARC data is nowhere to be seen or found. Our support company is investigating as so far my attempts to overlay the bib record with new bib data have not fixed the problem. I wasn't able to export the data out for a simple overlay (well, I don't think there **is** any MARC data to go grab). I created a brief MARC record for one of the part-missing records, and gave it the old Koha biblionumber 322949 by keying data that into the 999.
=LDR  00254    a2200073   4500
=100  1\$aBaerselman le Gros, Natalie
=245  10$aObsession, possession and oppression: collecting and social structures in French art deco 'exoticism' furniture
=942  \\$n0$01<file://$n0$01>
=999  \\$c322949$d322949<file://$c322949$d322949>
But when I tried to import this into our test server, matching on the existing biblionumber, no match was found, so a new record was going to be created. There just doesn't seem to be enough left of 322949 to latch onto.
Has anyone experienced this before, and if so, is there a fix I can apply (I don't have write access to the tables).

Ray Delahunty
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