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Validate bibliographic record(s) manually by command

Discover how to validate records manually by command in Connexion client.

Use the Validate command as a separate step to validate a record or records selected in an online or local save file list when you are either logged on or offline:

  1. Click Edit > Validate, click the Validate button (Validate button), or press <Shift><F5>. See Errors detected during online or offline validation for a list of validation checks.
    • The Validate status is shown in the status bar of the record or in the Validate column for selected entries in a list (C = Completed, F = Failed).
    • For a valid displayed record (status C), the system redisplays the record.
    • For an invalid record (status F), the Validation Error Messages window opens to report the type(s) of error and the fixed field element(s) or variable field(s) that are invalid.

    • 130 occurs too many times (field 130, occurrence 2)
      • For records selected in a list, the Validation Results window lists results for all records by each record's save file number and by which file the record is in, the local or online save file.
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      130 occurs too many times (field 130, occurrence 2)
      • View or print the Validation Results list, fix the errors, and validate the records again. To print, click Print.
  2. Correct any errors and retry validation. To toggle between the list of validation error messages and the open bibliographic record, press <Ctrl><Tab> or <Ctrl><F6>.


  • You must have an Internet connection on your workstation. The client uses the Internet during its internal process.
  • Validating a record disables the Undo command.
  • Validation level options you select in Tools > Options > General (click Validation Level Options) apply only to automatic system validation. The options do not apply when you validate records manually using Edit > Validate.