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Koha Question of the Week: Can Koha Generate New Card Numbers for Patrons?

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Question: Can Koha Generate New Card Numbers for Patrons?

https://bywatersolutions.com/a...Answer: Koha can create library card numbers for your newly registered patrons. Koha has a system preference called, automembernum.

If set to "do" Koha will default the card number field on the patron addition screen to the next available card number (for example, if the largest currently used card number is 9998, then this field will default to 9999).

NOTE: If autoMemberNum is enabled, the system preference BorrowerMandatoryField must not contain the fie cardnumber.

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