Import bulk MARC Records Using Command Line

Easy steps to import bulk bibliographic records into the koha server through the terminal commands.

1. Put your .mrc file in the home folder and move it to the ''migration tools'' directory of your koha server where '''' is located 

mv book.mrc /usr/share/koha/bin/migration_tools

2. Activate environmental variables 

export PERL5LIB="/usr/share/koha/lib"   

export KOHA_CONF="/etc/koha/sites/library/koha-conf.xml"  

3. Now Enter in the  ''migration_tools'' directory 

cd /usr/share/koha/bin/migration_tools  

4 (a).  Apply the following command to import in the particular MARC framework

perl -framework BK -file book.mrc

4 (b).  Apply the following command to import in the default MARC framework

perl -file book.mrc 

4 (c). The following command will delete all existing records and import the new bulk MARC records

perl -d -file book.mrc

5. Rebuild Zebra 

sudo koha-rebuild-zebra -v -f library 

Note:- In the above commands BK is the code of the bibliographic framework and book.mrc is the marc records file

See also:- How to Convert Data from Excel to MARC format in Koha and import through staff interface 


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