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    "XML loaded is missing letter type Tag" when testing via "Notification Template"

    • Article Type: Q&A
    • Product: Alma

    Question

    How to resolve the error "XML loaded is missing letter type Tag", when using "Notification Template"?

     

    This tool is found in: ADMINISTRATION > General Configuration > Configuration Menu.

    Answer

    A step was missing when loading and testing the XML for Letter Customization.

     

    The workflow is:

    1. Go to: General Configuration Menu

    2. Click the Notification Template
    3. Click: XML to Upload

    4. Find the XML file
    5. Click: Save

     

    At this stage, the upload is confirmed by Alma, and the Letter Type is displayed: https://www.screencast.com/t/Cma4ppKmnX4n


    6. Proceed, e.g. by clicking: Send by email
    7. Fill-in your email address
    8. Click: Run XSL

    Instead of emailing, it is possible to view results on the screen, by skipping steps #6-7.

     

     

     

    More Information

     

    1. "How To" documentation can be found at:

    https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Alma/Product_Materials/Overview_Materials/Presentations_and_Documents#Letters

     

    2. Screenshots regarding the process mentioned in this article are found in step FIVE, second screenshot, at: 

    https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/@api/deki/files/42067/Letters_-_How_to_preview_configuration_changes_to_the_xsl_of_an_Alma_letter_without_actually_sending_it.docx

     

    3. Customers asked for examples for such letters. This exists in: https://developers.exlibrisgroup.com/blog/Alma-letters-XML-samples-for-working-on-XSL-customization