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    How to Add the User's First Name to the mailReason.xsl Letter

    • Product: Alma

    • Product Version: May 2017
    • Relevant for Installation Type: Multi-Tenant Direct, Dedicated-Direct, Local, TotalCare



    How do I add the patron's first name to the letter salutation?


    Perform the following steps:

    1. From the Alma Configuration menu under the General > Letters > Components Configuration.

    2. Locate the "mailReason.xsl" letter and on Actions > Edit.

    3. Insert the cursor after the following text:

    <h3>@@dear@@ &#160;

    4. To add the user's first name insert the following text:
    <xsl:value-of select="receivers/receiver/user/first_name"/>&#160;

    5. (Optional) To substitute the user's last name with the user's first name, perform the following steps:

    1. Locate the following text:
      <xsl:value-of select="receivers/receiver/user/last_name"/>
    2. Highlight the word "last".
    3. Type "first" (without quotes).

    6. Click on the "Customize" (or "Save") button.

    7. Test a letter to verify that the user's name appears as desired.

    As a result the xsl for first name will appear between the xsl for the salutation and the xsl for the last name.

    End result should look like this:
    <h3>@@dear@@&#160;<xsl:value-of select="receivers/receiver/user/first_name"/>&#160;<xsl:value-of select="receivers/receiver/user/last_name"/></h3>



    • Article last edited: 19 May 2017
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