Bug 19590 - doc of Clean Patron Records tool wrong about deletion scope + anonymization syspref
Summary: doc of Clean Patron Records tool wrong about deletion scope + anonymization s...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Koha
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Documentation (show other bugs)
Version: Main
Hardware: All All
: P5 - low enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Bugs List
QA Contact: Testopia
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Reported: 2017-11-08 09:22 UTC by Victor Grousset/tuxayo
Modified: 2020-11-17 20:06 UTC (History)
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Description Victor Grousset/tuxayo 2017-11-08 09:22:29 UTC
Hi, I think I've found a documentation issue in the "Clean Patron Records" tool. 

Both the in-app + online doc [1] mention that:

«patrons with outstanding fines or items checked out not saved» (the rest of the doc confirms that we are talking about removal) → wrong, see [2][3]

«The anonymization will fail quietly if AnonymousPatron preference does not contain a valid value.» → wrong, according to the UI itself «The AnonymousPatron system preference is not  defined. You can use this feature anyway but NULL will be used to  update the checkout history.»

Are these two findings correct?

[1] https://koha-community.org/manual/17.05/html/03_tools.html#patrons-anonymize-bulk-delete
[2] excludes patrons with checked out item https://github.com/Koha-Community/Koha/blob/master/C4/Members.pm#L1040
[3] excludes patrons with unpaid fines https://github.com/Koha-Community/Koha/blob/master/tools/cleanborrowers.pl#L142
Comment 2 Victor Grousset/tuxayo 2017-12-14 10:25:48 UTC

"were durable" → "were not durable"

Comment 3 Katrin Fischer 2018-03-31 09:34:44 UTC
Hi Victor, I think you are right about both. Adding a keyword for the documentaiton team, but please feel free to submit a patch to the manual!