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How can I see a list of all our blocked patrons?

Applies to
  • WorldShare Circulation

You can use the 'Circulation Patron Report Full' from the OCLC File Exchange Server to pull a list of blocked patrons. Here's how:

Download the Circulation Patron Report Full from the OCLC File Exchange Server:

  1. Connect to the OCLC File Exchange Server using an SFTP client like FileZilla
  2. Navigate to the folder /xfer/wms/reports
  3. Download the most recent version of Circulation Patron Report Full - it will be called OCLCSYMBOL.Circulation_Patron_Report_Full.YYYYMMDD.csv

Use Excel to filter out the patrons who aren't blocked:

  1. Open this report in Excel
  2. Scroll over to the Patron_Blocked_Flag column (Column V).
  3. Filter the spreadsheet to only show patrons with a value of 1. The value 1 means that the patron is blocked. The value 0 means the patron is not.
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