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    Difference between "User Group" and "Patron Group"

    • Product: Alma
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    In Analytics, Fulfillment subject area, there is a field "User Group" and another field "Patron Group". What is the difference?


    The "patron group" stores the group of the patron whom the item is loaned. The field content will not change as it is meant to reflect the situation at the time of the loan.


    The "user group" stores the current group of the patron. It always reflects the situation now.



    • Article last edited: 08-April-2016