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    HTML in body of e-mail notices

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

    Desired Outcome Goal:

    Sending out email notices in HTML rather than plain text.
    I am aware that at least in version 18 and before it was only possible to send the email as an HTML email as an attachment. Has this changed?
     

     

    Procedure:

    Yes, this is possible starting with Aleph version 21.

    [From the Aleph 21 Release Notes]:

    HTML in e-Mail
    Purpose of Enhancement

    It is now possible to send e-mails to patrons, vendors, and partners with formatted HTML in the body of the e-mail.

     

    The HTML Body Only option has been added to the Mail Attachment drop?down list. Selecting it causes e-mail to be sent with formatted HTML inside the body of the e?mail. The related HTML is built according to the defined XSL files, which are located under the form_LNG directory.

     

    For more information, refer to the "Sending Attachments in E-mail Messages" section of the "Aleph 21 System Librarian’ s Guide - Printing".

    xxx50/tab/pc_tab_exp_field.lng:
    ..
    !*
    PLAIN-HTML L Attachment Only H
    PLAIN-HTML L Email Body Only P
    PLAIN-HTML L Attachment and Email Body B
    PLAIN-HTML L HTML Body Only L << see new option here
    !*


    [From the header of alephe/tab/tab/tab100]:

    !# PLAIN-ONLY
    !# Values:Y N H Default: N
    !# Type: Text; Max Length: 01
    !# tab100 of library: No; tab100_<server_type>: No.
    !
    ! This variable enables shutting down the option to send
    ! email letters with an attachment. Note that it is configurable
    ! only in the alephe table.
    ! Y = Do not send an email attachment, no matter how the patron
    ! or vendor records are defined. Only plain text in the email
    ! body will be sent.
    ! N = Send email attachments depending on how the patron
    ! or vendor records are defined.
    ! H = Do not send an email attachment, no matter how the patron << see new option here
    ! or vendor records are defined. Only HTML format in the email
    ! body will be sent.

     


    • Article last edited: 14-Dec-2016