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menu:setrecordprefix [2017/07/03 17:14]
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menu:setrecordprefix [2017/07/04 15:24] (current)
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 +====== Main Menu: Options Menu: Setup: Set Record Prefix ======
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 +The first time you install RIMMF, a form pops up asking you to set your record prefix. This is important, and is the only __required__ Setup option in RIMMF (i.e., RIMMF should not allow you to proceed without adding this prefix). 
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 +You should do this to make your [[docconv#rimmf_identifier|RIMMF Identifiers]] (RIDs) unique, as far as it is possible to do so. You will eventually find yourself wanting to share your records with others, and we must have unique RIDs to make that possible.
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 +RIMMF automatically assigns sequential numbers to records created in each installation of the software. So the numbering of records that I create on my desktop, starts at '00000001', and the numbering of records that I create on my laptop also starts at '00000001'. The only way to differentiate these records is by the record prefix. So on my desktop I use one prefix, and on my laptop I use a different prefix. This allows me to copy records from my desktop folder of RIMMF data to my laptop folder of RIMMF data and vv. without overwriting any of those records.
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 +If you are at a complete loss for what to do for a prefix, simply enter your OCLC code, followed by a dash, followed by your initials--that should be enough to uniquely identify your records in most cases. 
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 +See [[:docconv|RIMMF Terminology ]]| Concepts | Record Prefix for more details about what you can include in a prefix.
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 +Without a unique record prefix, we would be unable to share our records with other users.
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 +The purpose of this setup option is to allow you to add a prefix to your RIMMF Identifiers (RIDs) now, if you did not do so at the time of installation.
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 +{{:r3snaps:setrecordprefix.png|}}
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 +If you have already set up a prefix, and for some reason need to change it, you can also do that here. Just enter the new prefix in the box.
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 +If you want to change a prefix that has been used in your records, follow one of the links below:
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 +  * [[howto:changeprefix2|For RIMMF versions released prior to 170615]]
 +  * [[howto:changeprefix|For RIMMF versions released after to 170614]]
  
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