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Mass change borrower barcodes

Learn how to mass change borrower barcodes in Amlib.

 Caution: 

Before changing the Barcodes on the Borrowers ensure that there is no likelihood of any Borrower Barcodes becoming identical to any Item barcodes. If there is a chance of this contact Customer Support prior to running the changes

Create a CSV File

  1. Export/create a CSV file with the OLD barcode in column A, and the NEW barcode in column B
  2. Right-click on the saved CSV file and open with Notepad
  3. Insert a line at the top of the file
  4. Type in: BorOldBarcode,BorNewBarcode
  5. Save the file as BarcodeChange.csv

Back-Up and Log Off

  1. Ensure that all users are logged off
  2. Ensure that NetOPACs and ZOpacs are stopped
  3. Make a backup all the Amlib databases

Run Rasissue

  1. On the Amlib server, go to into the Amlib folder
  2. Open Rasissue.exe
  3. From the main menu, select File > Login… - the Login dialogue box will open
  4. Type in the Login name: and Password: – the default is SYSADM/SYSADM (be sure you type it in UPPERCASE)
  5. Connect To: select your Live database
  6. Click the OK button – if connected the Main DB, Cat DB and Param DB headings will update with the names of the Amlib SQL databases
  7. From the main menu, select Conversions > Amlib Import > Change Barcodes > Borrowers – the Amlib Barcode Change Import File – Open screen will open
  8. Choose the BarcodeChange.csv file and click on the Open button
  9. File Position = 0 / Max Records: 1000000
  10. Click the OK button – the file will be imported
  11. The following message will appear:
  12. If there is a problem ,you can roll-back by restoring the databases from the backups made earlier
  13. Restart NetOPACs and ZOpacs and resume operations

 

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