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Can different ADMs have different currencies?

  • Article Type: General
  • Product: Aleph
  • Product Version: 21, 22, 23


If a library has branches in different countries, can each branch have a different ADM library with different currencies? How would this affect Acquisitions or Circulation?


Regarding Circulation:

All programs are looking at ./xxx01/form_eng for forms when anything from Circulation or Acquisitions is printed. Libraries usually have this line in ./xxx50/tab/path_convert:


$xxx50_dev/xxx50/form_eng             $xxx01_dev/xxx01/form_eng

If this line is removed, each ADM can have its own forms in xxx50/form_eng, so different currencies on the forms should not be a problem. 


Regarding Acquisitions:

The default local currency is set in aleph_start, but the display can be adjusted for each ADM. This line appears in the ./xxx50/tab/path_convert:


$xxx01_dev/xxx01/pc_display_eng       $xxx50_dev/usm50/pc_display_eng

Again, if this line is removed, each ADM can have its own currency display on the GUI with the pc_display files for that ADM. Local currency can also be removed from the display files.


  • Article last edited: 10/8/2013