- Product: Alma
We defined an automatic generation of primary IDs (Admin -> User Management -> General -> User ID Generation).
However, this is not applied when importing new users via SIS.
This is expected system behavior.
"You can configure the automatically generated user identifiers for new patrons that are added when an operator adds a patron on the Patron Identification page"
And later: "User identifiers are not generated when users are added or edited on the Manage Users page (see Adding Users); they are only generated when adding a patron from the Patron Identification page."
For SIS, it works differently as described here:
"For new users, if the primary identifier is not supplied, the system generates a default one by concatenating the first and last name. If this value already exists cross-institution, a sequence starting from 0 is added until no match is found."
- Article last edited: 16-Apr-2021