[Koha] Forgiving all overdue fines

Charles Kelley cmkelleymls at gmail.com
Fri Mar 25 16:05:47 NZDT 2022

Hello, Raymund!

    In our latest exchange, on 25 Mch. 2022 at 08:01 [JST], I read this
from you through the Koha Discussion Group:

We do not have any write access to the tables and any database updates are
> done by our support company. I understand they have a script they run to do
> the business.
> I think what PTFS were offering was a simple report for us to run to
> provide that ‘report for posterity’, but I had already obtained those
> details when I asked senior management for approval to have the fines
> removed. They may also have wanted to see how big the job would be for
> their script.
> I doubt very much if the report processor would accept UPDATE clauses,
> even if I was logged in as a user that had write access to the tables. I
> know I have to be very careful not to include words like UPDATE or DELETE
> when writing reports (say, in tips to users running a report where they
> have to enter something like a date range).  Use of these bad words causes
> an error in the SQL.

    I didn't think Koha would include SELECT, SET, DELETE, and UPDATE
statements (and other SQL statements) because it's all too easy to damage
or delete a large portion of the database. Even seasoned database
professionals have been know to lose a large portion of their database.
GUIs mitigate against that possible outcome even though it can still happen.

    Thanks for your response.



    -- Charles.

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