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    Direct Linking to the Purchase Request Form

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    If you are working with Primo VE, see Primo VE for more details.

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    Primo allows you to create a direct link to the Purchase Request form in Alma instead of using the Citation Linker page to access it. For more information about purchase requests, see Purchase Requests.

    To add the Purchase Request button to Primo’s Front End:
    1. In the Primo Back Office, select Edit to your view in the Views Wizard (Primo Home > Ongoing Configuration Wizards > Views Wizard).

    2. Continue to the Tiles Configuration page in the Views Wizard.

    3. Select Home Page from the Page drop-down list to list the tiles associated with your view's home page.

    4. Select Edit Tile in the row containing the Main Menu tile.

    5. In the Create new Label section, enter the following fields:

      • Label – Enter a display label for the Purchase Request button.

      • URL – Enter a URL to access the Purchase Request form, using the following format:

        For non-PDS authentication:
        <alma_domain>/view/uresolver/<alma_institution_code>/openurl?svc_dat=getit&svc.profile=getit&directPurchaseRequest=true&pds_handle={{pds_handle}}
        For PDS authentication:
        <pds_url>?func=sso&url=<alma_domain>/view/uresolver/<alma_institution_code>/openurl?svc_dat=getit&svc.profile=getit&directPurchaseRequest=true
      • Link – Specify whether you want the results of the citation search to open in the current window or a new window/tab. The default value is current window.

    6. Select Add.

    7. Save and deploy your view.

      The link appears in the main menu:

      Purchase Request Link Example