[Bug 4239] Allow holds on multiple items of selected titles

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[Bug 4239] Allow holds on multiple items of selected titles

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http://bugs.koha-community.org/bugzilla3/show_bug.cgi?id=4239

Ian Walls <[hidden email]> changed:

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--- Comment #2 from Ian Walls <[hidden email]> 2011-11-19 15:14:12 UTC ---
The first thing required to get this to work is a primary key on the reserves
table!  Right now, borrowernumber + biblionumber are being used as the match
point, which precludes multiple holds on a single title.

The patch here is insufficient by itself, and references a system preference
not already in Koha.  Marking as obsolete.

The need for some kind of restriction mechanism still exists; not all libraries
will want patrons to be able to place multiple holds on a material; this could
lead to gaming the system by placing holds on every available copy of a popular
book, for example.  I think a control mechanism that looks at the
items.enumchron field for distinct values would be a way to go; this would let
different vol/issue items, for example, take in multiple holds, but equivalent
copies could still be restricted (unless they were explicitly given distinct
enumchron values)

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