- Product: Alma
When adding a Service Availabilty Rule to a GES, why are undocumented OpenURL Attribute Categories listed as options when creating input parameters?
There are 4 general categories of OpenURL attributes that may be returned by Alma’s Link Resolver:
- Requester (prefix = .req)
- ReferringEntity (prefix = rfe.)
- Referent ( prefix = rft.)
- ServiceType (prefix = svc.)
Any attributes returned by the link resolver, that do not belong to any of the 4 categories above, are unused; they should not be selected when creating an input parameter for a Service Availability Rule (see the Other category in Commonly Used OpenURL Attributes for the URL Template).
These additional categories/attributes are listed because they are part of the OpenURL process, even though they are not currently supported by Alma/Primo. When the Link Resolver was designed, every OpenURL attribute had to be included even if Alma and Primo themselves do not support them.
For this reason when adding a Service Availability Rule to a GES (at Configuration> Fulfillment> Discovery Interface Display Logic> General Electronic Services> Service Availability Rules tab), there are attributes which do not belong to any of the 4 supported categories. If an unsupported parameter is added, the rule can still be saved. In Production, the parameter will not be applied.
- Article last edited: 01-Jun-2021