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Alma Analytics - How to find and view a specific COUNTER report which was loaded to Alma and is reflected in Alma Analytics
There are sometimes cases where a user views COUNTER usage date in Alma Analytics and may wonder why the data appears the way it does. For example he or she may think that in actuality there is more (or less) usage than what is reflected in Alma Analytics.  Or, he or she may have downloaded…

ALMA ANALYTICS

SAML JIT (Just-In-Time) configuration sample
As of the March 2020 release, Alma’s SAML Integration supports creation and update of users on the fly, based on their information in the IDP. The workflow is as following: User is authenticated by the IDP User exists in Alma? If yes - update this user's information based on the SAML assertion If not -…

ALMA LOGIN SAML USERS

How to report on an API area by time range in five easy steps
ONELog into the developers network and choose "Build my APIs > Reports > History > Group by API Area"TWOChoose desired date rangeTHREEClick "Go"FOURSee results in desired time rangeFIVENote that the desired date range is also included in the "Download in CSV" results 

ALMA GETTING-STARTED HOW-TO-APIS-IN-5-EASY-STEPS

How to define an API key to work only within a specific IP range in five easy steps
In the example below we will use https://www.whatismyip.com/ to get our IP address.We will use https://www.ipaddressguide.com/cidr to convert the desired IP range to format CIDR (Classless Inter-Domain Routing).ONEOur IP address is 212.205.179.166The CIDR format for range 212.205.179.166 - 212.205.179.167 (which includes our IP address) is 212.205.179.166/31TWOWhen creating a new API key or editing an existing…

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How to see an example of how the New Order API integration profile defines and finds a match on an existing record in five easy steps
In this blog post we will show that the New Order API integration profile is designed to match on an ISBN.We will then see that when a new order is created the order is attached to an existing bibliographic record if one exists with the same ISBN as in the input.As supplementary material see also:How…

ALMA GETTING-STARTED HOW-TO-APIS-IN-5-EASY-STEPS

Quick guide to using LIBstick to set up a label template and print labels
This "Quick Guide" is a supplement to the more extensive Using LIBstick to print labels in Alma.  You can use this "Quick Guide" to set up and print labels after the administrator has defined you to be a user of type designer.1. Log into LIBstick2. Do settings > media    A. If your desired icon is…

ALMA PRINTING

Discovery-Optimized APIs: Display Logic Rules
In a previous blog post, we explained the rationale behind offering discovery-optimized APIs. In a recent Alma release, additional support has been added to take display logic rules into consideration when calculating request options for a title. Check out "Discovery-Optimized APIs: Requests and Request Options" for an introduction to the request options API. In this post…

ALMA DISCOVERY

Uploading users from Excel file using PowerShell
PowerShell is installed by default on Windows 10 and can read an Excel file with a few lines of code. It can be used as a shell, replacing Window's CMD, and can also run scripts written in ps1 files. Our input will be an Excel file with one sheet, with headers in its first line,…

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Using LIBstick to print labels in Alma
See also: Quick guide to using LIBstick to set up a label template and print labelsIntroductory noteThe information below is introductory in nature and not a replacement for reading the full LIBstick User Guide.Steps 1-8 below is the initial setup (relevant only for administrator setting up account)Steps 9-14 focus on using the LIBstick to print…

ALMA PRINTING

Delete Marc records from Marc file by using 035 field list file
ALMA has some limit on the number of records downloaded from “imports report”, which are 1000 records. If you have more than 1000 records marked as "Total record not imported/deleted", you can only download first 1000 records. This brought huge inconvenience during batch uploading. In order to get/receive all records (more than 1000) which are…

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