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Using the Invoice Attachments API
Many institutions have integrated Alma with their campus ERP system. Using the file-based or API-based integration, it's possible to send invoices which are ready for payment to the ERP system to be processed, and to receive payment confirmation back when the invoice has been paid or rejected. In some cases, the ERP system requires that…

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Improving Deliverability of Emails from Alma
Recently there have been reports that emails which were sent from Ex Libris products were not being delivered to their intended recipients. Our cloud engineers and security team analyzed the issue and found that some email platforms (such as Microsoft Office 365) have enacted additional measures to filter out spam. In order to comply with…

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FTPing encrypted files to Alma using PGP
The functionality described here is planned to be released in Alma June 2020 release Introduction While Alma supports both FTP and SFTP for file transfer, using SFTP will only encrypt the file at transfer. After the file has been placed on the FTP server, the data is there in plain text, which might be an…

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Microsoft Power BI - connecting to Alma API
As proof-of-concept, I wanted to see if I could use Alma Analytics as a data source for Microsoft Power BI.Although I couldn't get Power BI to communicate directly with Alma Analytics, I was able to make the connection using a PHP web page as an intermediary. The process was as follows:1. Create a report in Alma…

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How to set up and use the Alma Print Daemon
The Alma Print Daemon allows the institution to automatically print to a defined a printer those letters which have been sent to the Printouts Queue. While this blog will focus on the Print Daemon, it is highly recommended to first be familiar with the setup and functionality of the Printout Queue, and this can be…

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Publishing Records from Alma to HathiTrust (Multi-Volume Monographs)
General Guidelines 1. This procedure utilizes holding records’ type of record (LDR/6) to identify multi-volume monograph titles. 2. Since HathiTrust requires book-format materials only, this procedure is designed for getting the bibliographic records whose bibliographic level (LDR/7) is coded as monograph (m). 3. Each institution has a different situation, so this procedure may not work…

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The Catalog and Navigation in Data Visualization and Analytics
This blog post will show how the "Catalog" and navigation work in Data Visualization (DV) and Analytics. We will do this using OAS (Oracle Analytics Server) Data Visualization, specifically how it is used with Alma in the framework of Alma Analytics. The Data Visualization and Analytics are tightly integrated and include the same "Catalog". The…

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Using Filters with Alma Analytics Data Visualization (DV)
In this blog post we will be show how filters are used with Alma Analytics Data Visualization (DV). We will do this using OAS (Oracle Analytics Server) Data Visualization. There are four kinds of filters: Date Range List Expression Date Uses calendar controls to adjust time or date selections Drag to the filter bar (top…

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An Introduction to Alma Analytics Data Visualization (DV)
In this blog post we will show a general introduction to OAS (Oracle Analytics Server) Data Visualization, specifically how it is used with Alma in the framework of Alma Analytics. The general introduction will be done by actually using the data visualization. First we will create a data visualization project and save it, and then…

ALMA ANALYTICS DATA-VISUALIZATION(DV) OAS

What's new in Analytics with OAS (Oracle Analytics Server)
  This blog post will show what's new in OAS (Oracle Analytics Server) showing some of the many new features as reflected in Alma Analytics.You can learn more about the OAS here: https://www.oracle.com/business-analytics/analytics-server.html.  Note however that each implementation of OAS may differ and not everything in this link is what will be implemented.  This is merely…

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