No error message when using duplicate barcodes with Replace Barcode in Holdings Maintenance interface

Bug #1362743 reported by Jennifer Pringle on 2014-08-28
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Bug Description

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It is still possible to use an existing item barcode for a serial item if you do the following:

1. Find the item in the catalogue
2. Actions for this Record -> Holdings Maintenance
3. Select the item and click on Actions for Selected Rows -> Replace Barcode
4. Enter duplicate barcode and click Re-barcode / Update Items. Item is saved with duplicate barcode without any warning or error message.

Attempting use a duplicate barcode here should fail with the same errror message "Another copy has barcode "XXXXXXXX", defaulting to system-generated." as seen in:
- Serial Control View -> Items -> Receive/Move Selected
- Serials Batch Receive
- Item Status -> Actions for Cataloguers -> Replace Barcode
- Item Status -> Actions for Selected Items -> Replace Barcode

Jennifer Pringle (jpringle-u) wrote :
tags: added: serials
Kathy Lussier (klussier) wrote :

Confirming the bug with the following added information. The barcode is replaced without error in the following cases:

1 - When you replace a barcode for a serials item with a barcode already used on a non-serials item.

or

2 - When you replace a barcode for a non-serials item with a barcode already used on a serials item.

If you try to replace a serials barcode with a barcode already used on a serials item, you do receive an error and the record doesn't save. It's an ugly error that doesn't really inform the user of what happened, but it does stop the system from storing the duplicate barcode.

Changed in evergreen:
status: New → Confirmed
Michele Morgan (mmorgan) on 2017-12-26
summary: No error message when using duplicate barcodes with Replace Barcode in
- Holdings Maitenance interface
+ Holdings Maintenance interface
Andrea Neiman (aneiman) wrote :

It seems that this still happens in 3.x web client, both as outlined in Jennifer's original post as well as Kathy's comment.

Changed in evergreen:
importance: Undecided → Medium
tags: added: webstaffclient
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