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Hold request vs. hold slip / e-mail vs. print

  • Article Type: General
  • Product: Aleph
  • Product Version: 20

Problem Symptoms:
Hold slips should be printed by the cir-12 ("Call Slips for Requests") service. Instead, one of two incorrect things is happening

1. they are being sent (to the patron) via e-mail; or

2. they are printing when the book on hold is returned.

The ./xxx01/form_lng had no hold-request-slip.trn file.

* set the .circprint.iniRETURNHOLD01, column 6.2, to NO-PRINT

* in ./xxx01/form_lng, add a hold-request-slip.trn file with the following line:

form-print-method NONE S

Additional Information

On the workstation the .\circ\tab\print.ini looks like this:

ReturnHold01                             00 N M rethold.prn  NO-PRINT
ReturnHold02                             00 N M rethold.prn
ReturnHold03                             00 N M rethold.prn

ReturnHold04                             00 N M rethold.prn

Explanation for option 'NONE'
NONE – prevents <email-address>, <saveas> or <display> tags creation in the XML file header.  global.trn has the EMAIL option by default. However, there may be some printouts that should not be sent via e-mail. Use the NONE option in these printouts' .trn files. The local .trn file's NONE definition will override the global.trn file's EMAIL definition, causing the form to be printed.


Category: Circulation (500)

Subject: Printing

  • Article last edited: 7/27/2015