error handling when attempting to save MARC record with invalid tag could be friendlier

Bug #1402820 reported by Galen Charlton
This bug affects 2 people
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Bug Description

When attempting to save a bib record that contains an invalid tag number (e.g., "65="), the Evergreen staff client displays an error message like this:

Error creating MARC record.

The attempt to query to the DB failed

The error originates from a data validity check in MARC::Record as invoked by one of the database triggers invoked when a row is inserted into biblio.record_entry. The check itself is fine, but the way that the error is presented to the user is less than ideal:

- the MARC editor doesn't highlight the offending tag number
- the error message doesn't make it clear that the problem has to do with the user input

Potential ways to improve this:

- do a bit more client-side validation
- pass a bit more information up the line

Evergreen master

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Andrea Neiman (aneiman) wrote :

Still an issue in the webclient, only the error is simply "Could not save the record!" which, while marginally more friendly than DATABASE_QUERY_FAILED, is not as nice as Galen's suggested approaches.

Changed in evergreen:
status: New → Confirmed
tags: added: usability wishlist
removed: ux
tags: added: webstaffclient
tags: removed: webstaffclient wishlist
Gina Monti (gmonti90)
tags: added: error-handling
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