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    How to test EBSCO API outside of Primo?

    • Product: Primo

    Procedure

    1. Modify the following URL to test the EBSCO API
      http://eit.ebscohost.com/Services/SearchService.asmx/Search?db=a9h&db=ahl&db=bth&db=cin20&db=ufh&db=cja&db=ddh&db=8gh&db=hia&db=mah&db=phl&db=rih&db=rph&db=sih&db=sph&prof=customerID.groupID.profileID&pwd=password&sort=relevance&startrec=1&query=superman&format=detailed&authType=profile&numrec=10
    2. In the URL replace the values for the following parameters:
      • The db= values with your EBSCO API DBs (see Additional Information)
      • The prof= value with your EITWS profile username (see Additional Information)
      • The pwd= value with the password for the EITWS profile
      • The query= value with a term to be searched. The URL is already setup to use the value superman
    3. Paste the modified URL into a browser
    4. Examine the search results.

    Additional Information

    1. This URL {Base-Primo-Domain}/PrimoWebServices/xservice/search/brief/?institution={Institution-code} can also be used to test EBSCO API, if the IP-address of your PC has been added to the WS and XS IP mapping table in the Primo Back Office. 
    2. EBSCO database code can be found at http://support.epnet.com/knowledge_base/detail.php?id=1255
    3. Acquire an EITWS EBSCO profile account from the EBSCO Integration Toolkit at http://support.ebsco.com/eit/ws.php. The profile username has a format of customerID.groupID.profileID.
    4. Check all active EBSCO API DBs to the given profile at http://eit.ebscohost.com/Pages/MethodDescription.aspx?service=~/Services/SearchService.asmx&method=Info

     

    Category: API


    • Article last edited: 16-May-2018
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