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    How to restrict Photocopy (PDF Scan) Requests based on user fines

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

    Desired Outcome Goal:
    Block patrons who have exceeded the fine/cash limit from placing z38 "photo" (PDF scan) requests (when the photo-request function has been "re-purposed" as a PDF-scan-request function).
    {Note: There is no equivalent (in tab_photo_request) to the check_hold_request_5 and 5_b checks on cash limits found in tab_hold_request, so that is not an option.}

    1. Add an entry to the xxx50 tab_delinq.lng (including text for the block). "N" (block all privileges) could be specified in column 2 or just "b" ( block Z305-PHOTO-PERMISSION).
    2. Run SQL weekly (or nightly):

    SQL> select z303_rec_key from USR00.z303 where z303_rec_key in (select z38h_id from USM50.z38h);

    (where USR00 is the $usr_library and USM50 is the ADM library).

    [to locate patrons who use actually use the photo (PDF scan) request function.]

    3. Using GUI Circ, put the block code specified in tab_delinq.lng in one of the patron's z303 (or z305) DELINQ-n fields. If the DELINQ-N-n (block text) field is left blank, the system will automatically use the text specified for this block code in tab_delinq.lng.

    Category: Circulation (500)

    Subject: Photocopies

    • Article last edited: 10/8/2013