Record Menu: Options Menu: Remove Element Constraints

Toggling this option either allows you to move any sub-element anywhere you want in a record (without that sub-element being constrained by property/sub-property constraints) or it locks sub-elements to their parent elements.

Quick Steps

To invoke this option, either:

  • Choose: Record Menu | Options Menu | Remove Element contraints
  • Hit <F12>

This will either:

  • Remove Element constraints–a check mark will appear to the left of the option
  • Add Element constraints–no check mark shows to the left of the option

Detailed Steps

If no check mark appears to the left of this option (default), then you cannot move a sub-element from under the parent element to which it belongs.

If this option is checked, then you can move a sub-element from under a parent element, and place it under a different parent element. This is not technically correct, but is sometimes necessary, in order to make the elements export in the correct ISBD order for a MARC record. Click on the option

For example, to line up the example below, correctly:

245 10 $a Shaolin Dancing Warriors / $c Isabel Muänoz = Shao lin wu shi / Yishabeier Muniaosi.   

This option works on a record-by-record basis–it is always 'off', by default (locking sub-elements to their parents); so you will have to turn this 'on' (unlocking sub-elements from their parents) for each record, as needed.

menu/removeelementconstraints.txt · Last modified: 2023/06/07 20:39 by
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