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.

Share macros

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).

Joel Hahn’s macros

Please contact Merry Morris at or to receive a zip file copy of Morris' simple macros.

Walt Nickeson's macros

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.