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Problem importing MARC records into Koha

Chris Brown
Hello,

I am trying to import some very simple MARC records into Koha 16.11. Here
are the first two records:

=LDR  00000nam  2200000Ia 45e0
=008  170517s9999\\\\xx\\\\\\\\\\\\000\0\und\d
=100  \\$aErica James
=245  \0$aPrecious Time
=952  \\$p100$yAF$d12/17/2015$aFROGL$bFROGL

=LDR  00000nam  2200000Ia 45e0
=008  170517s9999\\\\xx\\\\\\\\\\\\000\0\und\d
=100  \\$aIan Rankin
=245  \0$aHide and Seek
=952  \\$p101$yCRI$d12/17/2015$aFROGL$bFROGL

(FROGL is my library code.) Having compiled this to a .mrc file using
MarcEdit I have tried to import it using the "Stage Marc Records for
Import" tool. This tool reports:

MARC staging results :
Processing bibliographic records
2373 records in file
0 records not staged because of MARC error
2373 records staged
Did not check for matches with existing records in catalog
2373 item records found and staged

All seems OK so far, but when I then run the "Manage Staged Marc Records"
tool it tells me that 0 records and 0 items have been staged, and no
records are displayed.

I am pretty new to Koha and would appreciate some suggestions on what the
problem might be, to save further damage to my head (and the brick wall ...)

Thank you

Chris Brown
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Re: Problem importing MARC records into Koha

Judy Chalmers
The next step is to click on the button "Manage staged records" -- be sure to look under the blue box and click on import this batch into the catalog. If there is nothing there recheck your matching rules, then try to import a different bib.  Hope this helps.

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From: Chris Brown [mailto:[hidden email]]
Sent: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 7:40 AM
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Subject: [Koha] Problem importing MARC records into Koha

Hello,

I am trying to import some very simple MARC records into Koha 16.11. Here are the first two records:

=LDR  00000nam  2200000Ia 45e0
=008  170517s9999\\\\xx\\\\\\\\\\\\000\0\und\d
=100  \\$aErica James
=245  \0$aPrecious Time
=952  \\$p100$yAF$d12/17/2015$aFROGL$bFROGL

=LDR  00000nam  2200000Ia 45e0
=008  170517s9999\\\\xx\\\\\\\\\\\\000\0\und\d
=100  \\$aIan Rankin
=245  \0$aHide and Seek
=952  \\$p101$yCRI$d12/17/2015$aFROGL$bFROGL

(FROGL is my library code.) Having compiled this to a .mrc file using MarcEdit I have tried to import it using the "Stage Marc Records for Import" tool. This tool reports:

MARC staging results :
Processing bibliographic records
2373 records in file
0 records not staged because of MARC error
2373 records staged
Did not check for matches with existing records in catalog
2373 item records found and staged

All seems OK so far, but when I then run the "Manage Staged Marc Records"
tool it tells me that 0 records and 0 items have been staged, and no records are displayed.

I am pretty new to Koha and would appreciate some suggestions on what the problem might be, to save further damage to my head (and the brick wall ...)

Thank you

Chris Brown
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Re: Problem importing MARC records into Koha

Indranil Das Gupta
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Hi Chris,

On Wed, May 17, 2017 at 8:10 PM, Chris Brown <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Hello,
>
> I am trying to import some very simple MARC records into Koha 16.11. Here
> are the first two records:
>
> =LDR  00000nam  2200000Ia 45e0
> =008  170517s9999\\\\xx\\\\\\\\\\\\000\0\und\d
> =100  \\$aErica James
> =245  \0$aPrecious Time
> =952  \\$p100$yAF$d12/17/2015$aFROGL$bFROGL

Koha expects your Item type to be defined in two different places (for
2 diff purpose) - (a) 942$c and (b) 952$y

As for your error, this is just a hunch - what does it show if you try
to validate your marc records *inside* MarcEdit using the Marc
validator function?

regards
idg


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Re: Problem importing MARC records into Koha

Joy Nelson-2
I am wondering the same thing.  The leader shows a length of 00000 which
would mean the marc record is 0 bytes long.  I wonder if this is why the
records are not being recognized/parsed by Koha.

On Wed, May 17, 2017 at 1:53 PM, Indranil Das Gupta <[hidden email]>
wrote:

> Hi Chris,
>
> On Wed, May 17, 2017 at 8:10 PM, Chris Brown <[hidden email]>
> wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I am trying to import some very simple MARC records into Koha 16.11. Here
> > are the first two records:
> >
> > =LDR  00000nam  2200000Ia 45e0
> > =008  170517s9999\\\\xx\\\\\\\\\\\\000\0\und\d
> > =100  \\$aErica James
> > =245  \0$aPrecious Time
> > =952  \\$p100$yAF$d12/17/2015$aFROGL$bFROGL
>
> Koha expects your Item type to be defined in two different places (for
> 2 diff purpose) - (a) 942$c and (b) 952$y
>
> As for your error, this is just a hunch - what does it show if you try
> to validate your marc records *inside* MarcEdit using the Marc
> validator function?
>
> regards
> idg
>
>
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