Try   query=bath.isbn=9781449313944

From: SRU (Search and Retrieve Via URL) Implementors [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Rick Aurbach
Sent: Friday, August 08, 2014 4:04 PM
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Subject: SRU - can I do a lookup via ISBN?

I am an utter newbie to SRU and would be very grateful for your help.

I am trying to implement an application in which the user
          (a) first scans an ISBN from a book, then
          (b) does a lookup via SRU to get information from the Library of Congress (and thereby avoid manual entry).

I am using (for example)

and I am getting back:
          numberOfRecords:     0
          diagnostic:       message:                      Unsupported index
                                              detail:              isbn

However, if I get the Explain record, it says
          <index id=“7”>
                      <map><name set=“bath”>isbn</name></map>

So I would have thought that what I attempted to do was legal.

[1] What am I missing here?
[2] How can I do an ISBN lookup?

Thank you for your help.


Rick Aurbach
Aurbach & Associates, Inc.