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Flowchart of Updating container locations in the holdings databases updateholdings updates the container area, type, locations, column, and row fields in <database>.txt database files.

<database>.txt files contain information about items in containers.

  • These files are tab-delimited text.
  • These files are edited in Excel when item information changes.

container_list.keep is a tab-delimited text file.

  • This file defines the locations of holdings areas and the arrangement of containers (columns and rows) within each area.
  • This file should be edited on the unusual occasion when containers are added or moved.
  • This file is edited in Excel.

holdings_list.keep is a list of pathnames of holdings databases.

  • This file need only be edited on the rare occasion when new types of holdings databases are created.
  • These databases are named by type of container.
  • This file is edited by hand in vi.

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