Using the System Preference AutoMemberNum for Cardnumber Generation


Koha tutorial on Using the System Preference AutoMemberNum for Cardnumber Generation

Jessie and Kelly return for another short Koha tutorial video to discuss the updated system preference autoMemberNum in Koha 17.05.  **For best results watching this video, change the setting on the Youtube video to 1080p for HD**

The system preference autoMemberNum allows Koha to create a card number for the patron as the patron is created.  The Bug #6782  was created as there were incidents that Koha created the same number twice if two people were being registered at the same time.

With the 17.05 upgrade, the system preference autoMemberNum will not create the cardnumber until the patron has been created and saved.   However due to this change, the library must also change the System Preference   BorrowerMandatoryField  to eliminate cardnumber from this system preference.  Since the autoMemberNum preference does not create the cardnumber until the creation of the patron has been saved, the cardnumber can not be mandatory.  There is a note in both system preferences alerting libraries of this change.

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