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About batch searching

Discover an overview of batch searching in Connexion client.


  • The client uses your default authority local save file to store search keys you enter until you run the batch.
  • You can change the default local file from the same dialog where you enter the search keys if needed.
  • You can import search keys from a text file (*.txt) that contains each search key on a separate line.
  • After you run the batch, the search results are downloaded to the same local file.
  • In addition to entering LC authority file search keys, you can download records from the authority online save file.

Set up for batch searching

Navigate to Tools > Options > Batch tab to check or change the following options for batch searching:

  • Maximum number of search results to download (default: 1 record; maximum: 150 records)
  • Retain batch search keys for searches that:
    • Found no matches
    • Found too many matches
    • Produced an error

 Note: By default, all settings are cleared.