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    Send loan receipt to patrons by e-mail

    • Article Type: Q&A
    • Product: Aleph
    • Product Version: 20


    * Currently the loan receipt is printed on a small docket printer at the Service Point.
    * Is it possible to get ALEPH to e-mail the receipt to the patron instead?


    Yes, this is possible:

    1. To configure that a printout should send by e-mail you need to make sure that the XML file of the printout contains the e-mail address to which it should be send.

    xxx01/form_eng/global.trn has:

    form-print-method EMAIL S

    (if there is no specific loan-receipt.trn translation file then the global.trn will be used)

    As a result, when printing a loan receipt, the XML file will contain a tag <email-address>:

    ## - XML_XSL
    <?xml version="1.0"?>
    <subject>Loan Receipt</subject>

    <email-address></email-address> << see here


    Then, to configure that the GUI should send the receipt by e-mail to the specified address, set col. 4 in circ\tab\print.ini to "M" (= Mail) or "B" (= Both):

    LoanReceipt 00 Y M loanrcpt.prn

    Category: Circulation (500)

    Subject: Loans (500)

    • Article last edited: 10/8/2013