[Koha] Forgiving all overdue fines

Raymund Delahunty r.delahunty at arts.ac.uk
Wed Mar 23 22:44:59 NZDT 2022

Hello Stephen-
We did exactly the same thing. We decided to wipe all fines (not cocts of replacements) accrued since 14th December 2019. We had PTFS Europe (our support company) do this. They ran this little SQL:
SELECT accountlines_id, date, accounttype, payment_type, amountoutstanding FROM accountlines
WHERE date > '2019-12-14'
AND accounttype IN ('F','FU')
AND amountoutstanding > 0

The support analyst said: "This finds 5129 bills. If you are happy for these to be deleted, let me know".

I did, and they were gone in an instant.

Ray Delahunty
University of the Arts London

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From: Koha <koha-bounces at lists.katipo.co.nz> On Behalf Of Stephen Graham
Sent: 21 March 2022 16:35
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Subject: [Koha] Forgiving all overdue fines

Hi All - we stopped fining users for overdue items years ago, but still have quite a bit unpaid debt in our Koha system. We would like to write off all this debt in bulk. I'm just wondering if there's a "built in" way of doing this in Koha - I can't see anything in the staff client, but maybe there's a cmd line tool that might help?

If not I'm looking to write a script to calling the Pay method from the Koha::Account class. I don't think there's a RESTful API endpoint for this type of activity yet?

Cheers, Stephen

Stephen Graham
Library Technology Consultant
Library and Computing Services

University of Hertfordshire
Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 9AB

Email: s.graham4 at herts.ac.uk<mailto:s.graham4 at herts.ac.uk>
Website: herts.ac.uk


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