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Remove Gender Field (or any Field) from Alma User Record

Currently Alma doesn’t support the ability to remove a value from the “gender” field in a patron’s user record using the Update/Notify Patrons job.

This script runs through a text file of patron primary ID’s and removes the gender field from each record using the Users API.

Specific Use Case: You have a number of old patron records that still have gender information and would like to remove it from the record.

General Use Case: With some basic tweaking, you can use this script to remove any field from a batch of patron records.

More information and code here:

https://github.com/MrJeremyHobbs/Remove-Field-From-Patron-Record-in-Alma

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