Bug 18210

Summary: Allow API to update/ merge bibliographic records & not just replace
Product: Koha Reporter: Cab Vinton <bibliwho>
Component: CatalogingAssignee: Galen Charlton <gmcharlt>
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE QA Contact: Testopia <testopia>
Severity: enhancement    
Priority: P5 - low CC: katrin.fischer, m.de.rooy, magnus
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: All   
See Also: https://bugs.koha-community.org/bugzilla3/show_bug.cgi?id=14957
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Description Cab Vinton 2017-03-04 12:43:53 UTC
The Koha API allows for existing records to be replaced/ overlaid wholesale with data  provided.

It would be great to have the option of updating records as well, i.e., changing only data/ fields that are included in a source file while preserving all data/ fields not in the source file.

This would require a means of identifying fields that are protected from overlay on import.
Comment 1 Magnus Enger 2017-03-06 08:55:35 UTC
(In reply to Cab Vinton from comment #0)
> This would require a means of identifying fields that are protected from
> overlay on import.

Have you looked at "Bug 14957 - Write protecting MARC fields based on source of import"?
Comment 2 Katrin Fischer 2020-01-11 23:24:55 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 14957 ***