Connexion client macros
Connexion Client Macrobook
This April 2013 version of the OCLC macrobook supersedes the one issued as part of version 2.4 of the Connexion client. It contains changes to the following macros:
- Add33x – Updated to pre-select common menu choices based on coding in the fixed-field and 300 $a
- Generate043 – Updated to include more places and accommodate changes in names
- GenerateAuthorityRecord – Updated to generate name authority records with RDA coding and prompt for the addition of attribute information, etc.
OCLC encourages Connexion client users who use macros to automate routine cataloging tasks to share macros. Click one of the following links to visit macro sites supplied by Connexion client users. If you would like OCLC to link to your macro site, please contact us using Help, Contact Support from within the Connexion client (publishing a direct e-mail link on this Web page results in much unwanted spam).
Learn about macros
In Connexion client, you can use a macro editor to write macros “from scratch” or use a macro recorder to capture your actions in macros that the client writes for you.
See the Connexion Client Guide, Basics: Use Macros, for more information, or access the same information in the client Help.
Macro lessons for beginners
OCLC Macro Language for the Complete Beginner
Written and provided by Joel Hahn, Niles Public Library District, Niles, Illinois
In twelve user-friendly, easy lessons, learn how to create macros for automating routine cataloging tasks using the Connexion client.
Writing OCLC Connexion Client Macros the Simple Way
Designed and created by Merry Morris, Free Library of Philadelphia
Without knowing even the basics, use this easy-to-understand guide to writing simple macros that perform complex repetitive cataloging tasks.