[Zebralist] Problem with record identification

Nicolas Tsokas tsokas at ekt.gr
Fri Jun 26 10:44:19 CEST 2009

Many thanks Marijn! 

That helped a lot...

Now I can update my records by providing that stripped-down version with the


-----Original Message-----
From: zebralist-bounces at lists.indexdata.dk
[mailto:zebralist-bounces at lists.indexdata.dk] On Behalf Of Merijn van den
Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2009 1:15 PM
To: Zebra Information Server
Subject: Re: [Zebralist] Problem with record identification

maybe this thread is of use to you:

What you can do is provide an "stripped down" version of your record, only 
containing the recordid field.

Merijn van den Kroonenberg

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: Nicolas Tsokas
To: 'Zebra Information Server'
Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2009 10:08 AM
Subject: [Zebralist] Problem with record identification

Hi all,

I am encountering the following problem:

Using Extended Services, when I want to delete a record, I have to provide 
the whole record (!!!) to the server. This sounded a little absurd, but I 
figured out that it is actually needed in order for the stored record to be 

So, I tried to identify the record through the recordIdNumber option (in 
extended services), which I thought corresponds to the Zebra record system 
ID ("zebra::meta::sysno") and also to the "recordId: (Bib1, Doc-Id)" line of

my zebra.cfg file. (am I missing something here.???) . but to no avail.

I guess I am doing something wrong because all "meta::sysno" numbers I get 
when I retrieve records through SRU are different than the records' Doc-Id 
(I have assigned Doc-Id to the record's 001 controlfield in the indexing 
XSLT - I am working with MARC records).

By the way, does Zebra really resolve the bib1 attribute referred to in 
zebra "recordId" line to the actual record field by using the indexing 
XSLT?... Or am I missing something important.??

I would really appreciate any feedback.

Thank you.

Nicolas Tsokas
Systems Engineer
National Documentation Center
Athens, Greece

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