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    Configuring Other Settings

    To configure general parameters, you must have the following role:
    • General System Administrator
    You can configure general Alma parameters on the institution level only.
    You configure parameters on the Customer Parameters mapping table (Configuration Menu > General > General Configuration > Other Settings). For more information about mapping tables, see Mapping Tables.
    Customer Parameters Mapping Table
    You can edit the parameters on this page, as follows:
    Customer Parameters (General)
    Parameter Key Parameter Value


    Not for use.


    Specify the number of days per which changes made to the Code or mapping tables are stored in Alma. This helps you know what configuration changes were made, and by whom, for audit purposes.

    The decision of whether to store these events and the period during which they are kept is controlled by the institution. The customer parameter code_and_mapping_table_log_retention_period (Configuration Menu > General > General Configuration > Other Settings) controls the duration of days for which this data is stored.

    The default is 0 (data is not stored), and you can change it to any number of days. When the value is higher than 0, then when changes are made to the Code or Mapping tables, Alma stores these changes as events. Events include the user that made the change, the table where the change was made, and the action (new row, row update, row deletion). Full details of the change are not stored. You can then run a report of these events via Alma Analytics. 


    The default language of the user.

    The default value should not be edited.


    Enable (true) or disable (false) the Suggest an Idea link in the persistent menu. See The Persistent Menu.


    If set to true, displays additional holdings information on the Get It tab in Primo/Primo VE. For more information, see the respective document for your environment:


    If set to true, displays the alternative call number information on the Get It tab in Primo.

    Alternative call number = item call number


    If set to true, the Change Institutions drop-down list appears when viewing/choosing your current location, allowing you to switch institutions in a collaborative network. See Switching Between Institutions.


     If set to true, the full user name is displayed for the operator information displayed in information pop-up windows. When set to false (default), the primary ID is shown.


    If set to true, displays the Get It target in a new dialog box.


    If set to true, displays the 13 digit ISBN number on the PO line description and PO line list. If set to false, the standard 10 digit ISBN number is displayed in all places. See Manually Creating a PO Line.


    If set to true, displays the View It target in a new dialog box.


    Not in use.


    The email addresses (in a format such as mailto: or URL (http://...) to which the Contact Us link is directed. For more information, see Configuring Letter Labels.


    Not in use.


    Not in use.


    The email addresses (in a format such as mailto: or URL (http://...) to which the My Account link is directed. For more information, see Configuring Letter Labels.


    Not in use.


    See GuideMe Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).


    This customer parameter is used for customers with special characters in their languages. We changed the font from Roboto to Calibri to support it.


    If set to true, the system will open a dialog box during logon, requiring staff users to specify their physical location. Otherwise, the system will automatically set the physical location to the user’s last specified location.

    include_recipient _name_in_email_address 

    If set to true, includes the receiver's name in the email address in emails sent from Alma. This may decrease the chances of having the email count as spam when it enters the recipients inbox.

    limit_login_redirects If set to true, redirects after a login process will be limited to sites within Ex Libris cloud and to exceptions configured in the  'Redirection Allowed List' mapping table.


    If set to true, displays the Inventory Network Groups link in the configuration menu; see Configuring Distributed Access to Electronic Resources. Before implementing this feature, consult with Ex Libris.


    Controls what happens when switching institutions (see Switching Between Institutions):

    • tab - The Alma home page of the other institution opens in a new tab.
    • window - The Alma home page of the other institution opens in a new window.
    • If left empty, the Alma home page of the other institution opens in the current tab.


    The number of records to show in all of the lists in the system. Maximum is 20.


    If set to true, allows users to update their patron information from Primo.


    The URL that Alma uses to get bor-info from PDS when getting a View It/Get It request from Primo. It must be the same URL as the one Primo uses to call PDS (or Primo's authentication gateway). For more information, see Identify Patrons to Provide Relevant Services.


    Determines the base URL that is used to receive a service page direct link to the title when using the Alma Service Page APIs. For more information on this service, see


    Enables Alma to work with two different PDS systems. If the Primo View It/Get It template is configured to env_type=test, Alma uses the test PDS. For more information, see Delivery Subsystem.


    For information on this parameter, see the Retrieve Bib Record API documentation on the Developer Network. This parameter should be in the following format:

    http://<primo server host: port>/openurl/<primo_institution_code>/<primo_view_code>?


    (For members of a collaborative network implementing a Network Zone) If set to true, any OpenURL request to the Alma Link Resolver consults the Network Zone to resolve electronic services for resources that are managed in the Network Zone and available for the institution. See Link Resolver for Consortia.


    The URL of the discovery system (such as Primo), set at the institution level. For details, see RSS Publishing.


    Not in use.


    Configure the URL of your Standard Alma Sandbox instance. To configure, enter the full path (including Protocol) of an override link for the Standard Sandbox of your institution. 
    Note: This is not required, and will not work, for customers with Premium Sandbox.


    Set the time format (without dates) for time displays throughout the Alma user interface. Use the following characters, separated by blanks, commas, hyphens or colons:

    • a – text representing AM or PM—for example, PM
    • H – a number from 0-23 representing the hour in the day—for example, 0
    • k – a number from 1-24 representing the hour in the day—for example, 24
    • K – a number in the AM/PM format from 0-11 representing the hour in the day—for example, 0
    • h – a number in the AM/PM format from 1-12 representing the hour in the day—for example, 12
    • m – a number representing the minute in the hour—for example, 30
    • s – a number representing the second in the minute—for example, 55
    • z – the general time zone—for example, Pacific Standard Time; PST; GMT-08:00
    • Z – the RFC 822 time zone—for example, -0800
    For example:
    • h:mm a indicates a time such as 12:08 PM
    • K:mm a, z indicates a time such as 0:08 PM, PDT
    • kk:mm:ss indicates a time such as 23:30:55 (that is, 11:30 PM and 55 seconds)


    Enter one or more three-letter currency codes for the currencies that should not appear with a decimal point/decimal point value. For example, if you do not want decimal points/decimal point values to appear for the Japanese Yen or Korean Won, enter the following:


    With this parameter configured, the following cases do not display decimal points/decimal point values:

    • Alma monetary data that is communicated to a vendor, public users, or partners via letters, mail, SMS, and so forth
    The following out-of-the-box letters check for the truncate-decimal_fraction_amount configuration:
    • Full Fines\Fees Notification Letter
    • User Deletion Notification Letter
    • Resource Sharing Receive Slip Letter
    • Order List Letter
    • Notify Upon Renewal Letter
    • Full User Borrowing Activity Letter
    • Full Overdue And Lost Loan Notification Letter
    • Full Overdue And Lost Loan Letter
    • Full Lost Refund Fee Loan Letter
    • Full Lost Loan Notification Letter
    • Full Lost Loan Letter
    • Full Fines Fees Notification Letter
    • Fine Fee Payment Receipt Letter
    • Full Return Receipt Letter
    • Full Short Loan Letter
    Note that if you have manually edited any of these files to include additional price, fine, and/or cost information, you can either restore the letters; or you can manually modify these letters to not display decimal points/decimal point values. This can be achieved by adding syntax such as the following:
    <xsl:value-of select="substring-before(fee, '.')">
    • Self-check machine messages and responses related to a user's fines and fees
    • User fine and fee information that appears in Primo VE
    There is a known issue where fine and fee information appears on the Overview tab for My Library Card when this customer parameter is configured. This will be fixed in a future release.
    • User fine and fee information that appears in Primo DLF services

    The following areas continue to display decimal points/decimal point values even when you customize the truncate_decimal_fraction_amount customer parameter:

    • Alma user interface
    • Alma diagrams, charts, and dashboards
    • Analytics
    Note that Analytics provides an option to hide decimal point values by using the Column Properties setting.
    • Exported Excel lists
    Note that Excel provides an option to hide decimal point values by using the Format Cells setting.
    • EDI messages
    • General Alma APIs


    Enables historical loan information to be sent to Primo. For more information, see Displaying Historical Loans in Primo.

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