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    A letter is enabled but the notice does not send

    • Product: Alma

    Question

    A letter is enabled, why is the notice still not sending?

    Example scenarios:

    • Loan Receipts and Return Receipts are configured for the circulation desk, but patrons do not receive the notice
    • Cancellation notices are not sending when holds are cancelled, even when the Notify User box is checked
    • Courtesy and Overdue Notices are scheduled, but the job report for the "Notifications - Send Due Date Reminders Status" job says that it "failed to send overdue notice letters to users." 

    Answer

    There may be a customization issue with the XSL template for the letter.

    1. Check that the letter and XSL are configured correctly
    2. Go to Configuration > General > Letters Configuration
    3. Find the affected letter, select Row Actions > Edit
    4. Click Preview Letter
    5. Error appears, indicating a line in the XSL template that is incorrect.
    6. Example errors: "line 14: Required attribute 'test' is missing," "line 26: Template 'toWhomIsConcerned' not defined in this stylesheet"

    If the letter can be previewed without error, but the notice still does not send, please open a case in the Support Portal.

    Additional Information

    Find more information in the Online Help about customizing letter XML style sheets.


    • Article last edited: 28-Oct-2019
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