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    Material Supplier not populating in New Order import generated PO Lines

    • Product: Alma
    • Product Version: November 2018

    Question:

    The Material Supplier is not populating in the PO Lines when using a New Order Import Profile with multiple vendors.  The option for Multiple vendors is checked on the PO Line Information tab of the import profile.  Why is the Material Supplier not populating in the POLs?

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    Answer:

    This could be due to the file attempting to import a file having different POLs from different vendors in one file (like ProQuest AND EBSCO POLs). 

    Multiple Vendors in an import profile means that the file (EOD File) sent by a vendor supplies some type of distribution service to other vendors.  An example would be if ProQuest is an aggregator of data from different vendors and each vendor has its own definition in Alma.  ProQuest can then send the EOD File containing the information from each vendor in the same file.  This requires a field and subfield that determine the vendor that sends the current record.  The EOD file used to import should only have PO Lines from one vendor (ProQuest).

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