Over the past year, Alma's job and set APIs have been developed to the point where many process orchestration scenarios are now possible. According to Wikipedia, “ Orchestration is the automated arrangement, coordination, and management of computer
Overview On top of the Job APIs, it is now possible to use APIs to create a set which will be used as an input for the Job. The page 'Managing Search Queries and Sets' which can be found here explains in details about all types of sets and their
There are a lot of things that you can automate in Alma; either with the jobs menu or your own programming with the Alma API's. But what happens when there is a task that you want automated, but you can't access it through the jobs menu or Alma API?
It is possible to submit jobs using the Alma APIs. It is also possible to retrieve the results of a specific job submission. As of the Alma December 2016 release, the job instance object for MD import jobs will include also actions data. Example:
The old Export URLs job was available by accessing Resource Management > Resource Configuration > Configuration Menu > Record Export > Export URLs and supported exporting URLs of electronic portfolios sets only, in a CSV file. The new Export URLs job
A common cataloging workflow is exporting a set of bibliographic records from Alma, working on them (e.g. adding local fields) and importing them back to Alma. This blog post describes the steps for performing this workflow using Alma APIs. Note:
It is possible to submit jobs and check the results using Alma APIs. The Jobs API supports 2 job types: Manual jobs Perform actions on a pre-defined set of records. Available in the "Run a job" list in the Alma UI. Scheduled jobs Jobs that might be