Simultaneous editing of a MARC record is unsafe

Bug #513808 reported by Warren Layton on 2010-01-28
This bug affects 1 person
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Bug Description

If two people are editing the same MARC record in the staff client, the person who saves last will overwrite any changes saved by the other user. There data isn't locked, nor is there a warning message such as "this record is currently being edited by <username>".

OpenSRF: 1.2.0
PostgreSQL: 8.2
Linux: Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

James Fournie (jfournie) on 2010-08-31
Changed in evergreen:
importance: Undecided → Medium
importance: Medium → Low
James Fournie (jfournie) on 2010-09-14
Changed in evergreen:
status: New → Triaged
Jason Stephenson (jstephenson) wrote :

Can someone confirm this on

I thought recent testing that we did on 2.0 suggested that you do get a warning that the record changed when you try to save if someone else edited a MARC record while you have it open. I need to confirm this with our catalogers.

Ben Shum (bshum) wrote :

Just tested this with our system. Looks like whoever is the last to hit Save Record wins. There is no warning or other message indicating others are working on the same record.

Jason Stephenson (jstephenson) wrote :

Reported on an out of date version and not confirmed on a more recent version.

It likely still is a bug, but at this point I suggest opening a new bug for it, if it is.

Changed in evergreen:
status: Triaged → Won't Fix
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