RE: Re-structuring existing loan rules?
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- Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2003 11:23:09 -0600
- From: "Marcia Lewis" <LewisM@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: RE: Re-structuring existing loan rules?
I just created a number of new loan rules; it really wasn't hard since I used the "Copy insert an entry" to add the new loan rule at the end of the list using the data from the old rule and then just edited the few lines I needed to change. In a public library where we can't easily delete records for very long overdue items, the old loan rules will still be in use. I do like the idea of editing the heading of the obsolete rules to add DO NOT USE so there is no confusion.
Loveland Public Library
From: Anna Brynolf [mailto:anna.brynolf@xxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Wednesday, June 11, 2003 11:01 AM
Subject: Re: Re-structuring existing loan rules?
I would urge the utmost caution. We introduced new loan rules last autumn.
Unfortunately, I edited existing loan rules instead of adding new ones, and also I
managed to overlook the rule selection table. To put it mildly, it was chaos for
the first few days until we realised what was wrong. Now, however, I know all there
is to know about loan rules and the rule selection table and I'll never make those
What you can do is add new loan rules at the end of the list, and once there are no
items checked out under the old loan rule, you can then edit that loan rule and use
it again. It's a little complicated and involves keeping track of checked-out
items, but it does help to keep the number of loan rules to a minimum.
Mieko Yamaguchi wrote:
> On Wed, 11 Jun 2003, Tom Baker wrote:
> > Also, be sure you never delete a loan rule. Someone please correct me if
> > I'm wrong, but my understanding is that deleting a loan rule causes all the
> > higher-numbered loan rules to shift up by one (i.e. the numbers are actual
> > numbers, not labels). If you delete your loan rule #16, you still have a
> > loan rule #16, and it's exactly what your 17th loan rule used to be.
> You are correct about NEVER deleting a loan rule. What you describe above
> happened to us when a consortium partner deleted a loan rule and you can
> imagine the chaos it created until we figured out what had happened.
> DO NOT DELETE A LOAN RULE!
> Mieko Yamaguchi m.yamaguchi@xxxxxxxxxx
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