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Alma letters XML samples for working on XSL customization

Sample XML files of Alma letters are used by institutions in order to decide about required xsl customization.
Such samples can be created using the “Xml to Letter Admin” option in Alma (refer to Alma’s OLH for more details).


For your convenience all XML files are listed below, and available here in one ZIP file:


  1. AnalyticsLetter.xml
  2. BorrowerOverdueEmailLetter
  3. Conversation Letter.xml
  4. Fine Fee Payment Receipt Letter.xml
  5. Finish Bib Export Notification Letter.xml
  6. Ful Cancel Request Letter.xml
  7. Ful Citations Slip Letter.xml
  8. Ful Digitization Notification Item Letter.xml
  9. Ful Item Change Due Date Letter .xml
  10. Ful Lost Loan Letter.xml
  11. Ful Place On Hold Shelf Letter.xml
  12. Ful Resource Request Slip Letter.xml
  13. Ful Return Receipt Letter.xml
  14. Ful Short Loan Letter.xml
  15. Ful Transit Letter.xml
  16. Ful User Borrowing Activity Letter.xml
  17. Ful User Overdue Notice Letter.xml
  18. FulBorrowingInfoLetter.xml
  19. FulCancelEmailLetter.xml
  20. FulCancelRequestLetter.xml
  21. FulCancelRequestLetter_example2.xml
  22. FulFinesFeesNotificationLetter.xml
  23. FulItemChangeDueDateLetter.xml
  24. FulLoanReceiptLetter.xml
  25. FulLostLoanNotificationLetter.xml
  26. FulOutgoingEmailLetter.xml
  27. FulOverdueAndLostLoanLetter.xml
  28. FulOverdueAndLostLoanNotificationLetter.xml
  29. FulPickupRequestReportLetter.xml
  30. FulPlaceOnHoldShelfLetter.xml
  31. FulPlaceOnHoldShelfLetter_example2.xml
  32. FulReasourceRequestSlipLetter.xml
  33. FulRenewEmailLetter.xml
  34. FulRequestsReportLetter.xml
  35. FulRequestsReportLetter_example2.xml
  36. FulReturnReceiptLetter.xml
  37. FulShortLoanLetter.xml
  38. FulTransitSlipLetter.xml
  39. FulTransitSlipLetter_example2.xml
  40. FulUserBorrowingActivityLetter.xml
  41. FulUserBorrowingActivityLetter_example2.xml
  42. FulUserLoansCourtesyLetter.xml
  43. General Assign To Letter.xml
  44. GeneralMessageEmailLetter
  45. Interested In Letter.xml
  46. Legal Deposit Order Letter.xml
  47. Legal Deposit Receipt Letter.xml
  48. LenderRenewResponseEmailLetter
  49. LendingRecallEmailLetter
  50. LenderRejectEmailLetter
  51. LendingReqReportSlipLetter.xml
  52. LenderWillSupplyEmailLetter
  53. NotifyUponRenewalLetter.xml
  54. Order List Letter.xml
  55. Order Now Letter.xml
  56. OrderListLetter.xml
  57. OrderNowLetter.xml
  58. OverlapAnalysisLetter.xml
  59. PIN Number Generation Letter.xml
  60. PO LIne Cancellation Letter.xml
  61. PO Line Claim Letter.xml
  62. PO Line Renewal Letter.xml
  63. POLineCancellationLetter.xml
  64. POLineClaimLetter.xml
  65. POLineRenewalLetter.xml
  66. ProcessBibExportFinishedLetter.xml
  67. PurchaseRequestStatusLetter.xml
  68. ReceivingSlipLetter.xml
  69. ResourceSharingShippingSlipLetter
  70. SmsFulPlaceOnHoldShelfLetter.xml
  71. SocialLoginAccountAttachedLetter.xml
  72. SocialLoginInviteLetter.xml
  73. System Job Letter.xml
  74. SystemJobLetter.xml
  75. Trial Letter.xml
  76. UserNotificationsLetter
  77. LicensePrintoutLetter
  78. QueryToPatronLetter

7 Replies to “Alma letters XML samples for working on XSL customization”

  1. I am getting this error when i try to use the FulPlaceOnHoldShelf letter

    javax.xml.transform.TransformerException: Content is not allowed in prolog.

    By Laura Guy on April 30, 2017 at 10:38 PM

  2. Hi Laura,

    We had some contributions – the ZIP file and the list were updated.
    FulPlaceOnHoldShelfLetter.xml – fixed
    FulPickupRequestReportLetter.xml – added
    OwnerSubscriptionLetter – not yet… maybe you can create it with “Xml to Letter Admin” and contribute.

    Alma Dev. Team

    By Ori Miller on July 4, 2017 at 11:20 AM

  3. @Tamar: 68 letters are currently listed here above. However, the zip file contains only 51 XML samples. I was for example looking for FulBorrowingInfoLetter.xml, but I haven’t found it. I will use the “Xml to Letter Admin” option in Alma to get it, but it would be nice if the zip could contain all Alma letters. Thanks.


    By François Renaville on December 21, 2017 at 09:05 AM

  4. @tamar: could this list or zip file be updated? The contents don’t match the list. Alternatively, is there somewhere else where I can find a comprehensive list of XML samples? Thanks!

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