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Identify duplicate books in a library system

werks
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Hi,

Im developing a Library System for my Thesis Project. My Problem is this,

I have 5 books and the 3 of which has the same title and authors,

AccessionNo------ISBN -------Title------------------Author
00001----------------------07-123------------English 101-------------------- Keign
00002----------------------06-411-----------Mathematics------------------Rey Sean
00003----------------------07-123------------English 101---------------------Keign
00004----------------------05-424-----The Purpose Driven Life---------Blen John
00005----------------------07-123------------English 101---------------------Keign


I don't have an idea on how to tell my system that AccessionNo 00001, 00003 and 00004 are the same book. My initial idea is that i'll just compare the ISBN of the book since each book has a unique ISBN Number, but the problem is, local books that is not published internationally has no ISBN No..

please help me out... tnx in advance


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Jan 8 '08 #1
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Ali Rizwan
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Compare ISBN Numbers or Book Title.
And for those books which have no ISBN no assign them a number and put that number on book also.

Regards
>> ALI <<
Jan 8 '08 #2

werks
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I don't have an idea on how to tell my system that AccessionNo 00001, 00003 and 00004 are the same book.
My mistake AccessionNo 00001, 00003 and 00005..hehehe sori 4 that


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Jan 9 '08 #3

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I think the main issue here is not the technical details of how, but the decision as to what.

You need to decide which fields you want to treat as identifying the "same" book. Once you do that, it's simple to check whether they are the same.

One of the wizards in MS Access will build a query for you to check for duplicate records, based on the fields you choose. This will hive you the basics to build on.
Jan 9 '08 #4

lotus18
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Hi Werks


Why did you give place my name there (Rey Sean)? LOL. I'd suggest you to create another table for local books and both international and local book are connected to another table let us say:

InterLocal
AccessionNo
*ISBN
*LBN

Well the decision is yours, this is just a suggestion.

Rey Sean
Jan 9 '08 #5

werks
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I think the main issue here is not the technical details of how, but the decision as to what.

You need to decide which fields you want to treat as identifying the "same" book. Once you do that, it's simple to check whether they are the same.

One of the wizards in MS Access will build a query for you to check for duplicate records, based on the fields you choose. This will hive you the basics to build on.
Hi Killer

Thats my Big problem, i don't know which field should i use to identify the same book. Im going to ask our Librarian tomorrow, maybe she could help..

Tnx Killer


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Jan 9 '08 #6

werks
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Hi Werks


Why did you give place my name there (Rey Sean)? LOL. I'd suggest you to create another table for local books and both international and local book are connected to another table let us say:

InterLocal
AccessionNo
*ISBN
*LBN
Hi lotus18

hehehe about your name? ("Wala lang"). tnx 4 the idea.


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Jan 9 '08 #7

debasisdas
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As Ali suggested create something like serial number for all the books.
Definitely that will be unique irrespective of ISBN, name or author.
Jan 9 '08 #8

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As Ali suggested create something like serial number for all the books.
Definitely that will be unique irrespective of ISBN, name or author.
But werks wants to be able to tell if it's the same book. A unique serial number won't help with that.
Jan 10 '08 #9

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Wala lang
Say what?!
Jan 10 '08 #10

Mohan Krishna
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Hi Werks
.....I'd suggest you to create another table for local books and both international and local book are connected to another table let us say:
:
:Well the decision is yours, this is just a suggestion.
Hi Werks!
I agree with the Lotus18's suggestion!
Better u create two tables: One containing the Book Details like NO., TITLE, AUTHOR, PRICE, DOP, NO. OF COPIES, ETC. and the Other containing ACCESSION NO., ETC. based on the Date of Purchase.

Probably, this may help to solve your problem.

ALL THE BEST!
Jan 10 '08 #11

werks
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But werks wants to be able to tell if it's the same book. A unique serial number won't help with that.

I agree killer


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Jan 10 '08 #12

debasisdas
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Then you might need to compare title,author and publisher fields
Jan 10 '08 #13

lotus18
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Say what?!
In filipino language, wala lang it means nothing: ).


For Keign Anthony (aka werks):

This is a international forum, so we should use English as a standard language so that everybody can understand.


Rey Sean
Jan 10 '08 #14

werks
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In filipino language, wala lang it means nothing: ).


For Keign Anthony (aka werks):

This is a international forum, so we should use English as a standard language so that everybody can understand.


Rey Sean

Sorry for that Killer and lotus


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Jan 10 '08 #15

werks
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I got the idea.. I'll just have to check the Title, Subject and Authors field if it has equal information.. tnx to you all guys.


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Jan 15 '08 #16

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