No result retrieving CH.23268.A because CH.23268.A4 exists?

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No result retrieving CH.23268.A because CH.23268.A4 exists?

Post by thomasst » Thu Aug 07, 2014 2:01 pm

Dear OPS team,
today I came across a strange behavior retrieving bibliographic infomation and fulltext from some old swiss documents. In the espacenet web site it is possible to display e.g the bibliography of the publication number CH23268A. Trying to load this document via OPS using: ... %23/biblio
or ... escription

results in status "not found" or a "No results found" exception. In all such cases I noticed that there is also a document with the same DOCDB publication number differing only in the kind code "A4". E.g CH23268A4.

It also not possible to get the correct information using the application number or the priority. Here OPS retrieves the infomation of the document with the similar publication number but with kind code A4 which is the wrong response.

Is there an other way to retrieve this documents?

Kind regards
Thomas Stiefvater

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Re: No result retrieving CH.23268.A because CH.23268.A4 exis

Post by EPO / OPS Support » Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:40 am

Dear user,

It seem that you've found a bug in that CH document. I have informed our technical team and they will try to fix this as soon as they can.

Thank you for reporting this,

OPS support

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