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Error: Unable to save the authority saved in-progress record

  • You get the error "Unable to save the authority saved in-progress record. Server Communication Failed" when trying to update an authority record or add an authority record to WorldCat.
Applies to
  • WorldShare Record Manager

Confirm that you do not have a validation error in the authority record. When viewing the record, select Record > Validate. If the record does not validate, either fix the errors if you are able to, or report it to OCLC Support with the error message and the Saved-in-Progress authority record number that is not saving.

Additional Information

Authority record editor

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