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Search for batch processing

Discover how to enter WorldCat searches or import a files of searches for batch processing in Connexion client.

Enter WorldCat Searches

  1. Click Batch > Enter Bibliographic Search Keys.
  2. Check to be sure the local file you want to use is selected in the Local File list, if you use more than one local bibliographic save file.
  3. Enter a search using full search syntax in the Query box, as you would enter a Command Line search for an interactive LC Names and Subjects bibliographic file search (logged on). See Search WorldCat for more information.
  4. (Optional) Select a default index in the Use default index list. The index is used for all searches unless you override it by including a different index in a search string.
  5. (Optional) Select the Apply default WorldCat qualifiers check box and enter qualifier(s) in the box. The qualifier(s) are applied to all searches unless you override by including different qualifier(s) in a search string.
  6. Click Add or press <Enter>.
  7. Repeat steps 3 and 6 to add more searches.
  8. When finished, click Save and then click Close.
  9. When ready, run batch processing.

Import a file of searches

You can also create a text file of searches and import them into the Enter Bibliographic Search Keys window:

  1. Create an ASCII text file (file extension *.txt) using a basic text editor such as Windows Notepad.
  2. Enter searches in command line format, each on a separate line.
  3. Save the file.
  4. In the Enter Bibliographic Search Keys window of the client, click Import.
  5. In the Windows Open window, enter the full path and file name of the text file, or click Browse and navigate to the file, and then click Open. The client appends the searches in the text file to any searches already in the Enter Bibliographic Search Keys window.