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    How can we test the EBSCOhost API outside of Primo?

    • Product: Primo

    Procedure

    To test and troubleshoot the EBSCOhost API without using the EBSCO search plug-in for Primo, modify a URL with your specific EITWS values that will test the EBSCO API.

    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. The {Base-Primo-Domain}/PrimoWebServices/xservice/search/brief/?institution={Institution-code} URL can also be used to test the 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. The 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 for 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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