Setting the BiblioAddsAuthorities to 'allow' causes a software error when importing a record through Z3950 in Cataloging.
Setting it to 'don't allow' allows import to proceed without error.
The system preference AutoCreatesAuthorities states that "BiblioAddsAuthorities ust be set to 'allow' for this to have any effect". For libraries that wish to autogenerate authorities when cataloging via z3950import this is not possible at all. If biblioaddsauthorities is set to 'don't allow' in order to allow the z3950 cataloging to be successful, then authorities are not autogenerated.
From IRC 8/2/2012
(8:40:03 AM) talljoy: jcamins: you said yesterday thatj "as of 3.8, BiblioAddsAuthorities is essentially a no-op." But I see that sys pref is tied to the AutoCreateAuthorities syspref. Are both of those sys prefs 'no-op'?
(8:41:03 AM) talljoy: well autocreatesuthorities says "BiblioAddsAuthorities must be set to "allow" for this to have any effect"
(8:41:09 AM) talljoy: and setting it to allow breaks things
(8:41:31 AM) jcamins: talljoy: yes, because without BiblioAddsAuthorities you can't actually enter in headings.
(8:41:56 AM) talljoy: so if biblioaddsauthorites is set to don't allow then authorities cannot be autogenerated?
(8:42:15 AM) jcamins: Authorities cannot be entered or autogenerated.
(8:42:25 AM) talljoy: that's a bigger problem than i thought.
(8:42:38 AM) talljoy: if you are importing records through z3950
(8:42:59 AM) jcamins: Yeah, this is why BiblioAddsAuthorities was a profoundly bad idea.
I'm having problems adding any 100s and 700s. I type them in and they don't save.
I suspect the 8447 patch to fix this as well, so it might be a dupe.
I was doing more Z3950 search and saves and got similiar errors for 100 fields. I applied the 8447 patch, and things worked fine.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 8447 ***