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    Resource Facets not being applied to EBSCO results

    • Product: Primo
    • Product Version: Primo August 2016
    • Relevant for Installation Type: Dedicated-Direct, Direct, Local


    • Search results are blended with EBSCO results
    • A Resource Facet is applied to the results
    • The Resource Facet Value
      • Is a custom value (e.g. ebooks)
      • Is not an OTB value (e.g. books)
    • The filtered results contain records with an unexpected display/type (e.g. article)
    • The results with the unexpected display/type are from EBSCO


    1. Go to the Primo Back Office > Advanced Configuration > All Mapping Tables > Sub-System: Plugins
    2. Edit the Deep Search Plugin Parameters Mapping Table
    3. In the Plugin dropdown select the EBSCO plugin (e.g. EbscoLocalMYINST2)
    4. Find the row with the Param name of rtype_to_ebsco
      • If there is no rtype_to_ebsco row it should be created
      • If rtype_to_ebsco is not in the drop down for Param name it must be typed in directly
      • See #Additional_Information for the Param value to use when adding the row
    5. Add to the Param value an entry mapping the custom facet value to an EBSCO resource type
      • The format is primo_type, ebsco_type (e.g. ebooks,Book)
      • Separate each mapping with a semicolon (e.g. ebooks,Book;ejournal,Article)
    6. Click Save
    7. Go to Deploy All
    8. Deploy Deep Search Configuration

    Additional Information

    • If there is no rtype_to_ebsco parameter Primo will use a set of default mappings (see Resource Type Mappings).
    • When creating an rtype_to_ebsco parameter the Param value should include these default mappings. Below are the default mappings made into the form required for use in the Param value column (last updated: 25-Oct-2016)
    other,Abstract;articles,Article;other,Bibliography;books,Biography;books,Book;book_chapter,Book Chapter;reviews,Book Review;books,Case Study;conference_proceedings,Conference Paper;reviews,Course Review;images,Cover Art;books,Directory;other,Editorial;reviews,Entertainment Review;other,Erratum;books,Essay;other,Excerpt;images,Image;other,Interview;other,Letter;books,Literary Criticism;other,Obituary;other,Poem;reviews,Poetry Review/Criticism;conference_proceedings,Proceeding;reviews,Product Review;other,Recipe;reference_entrys,Reference Entry;other,Science Experiment;books,Short Story;reviews,Short Story Review;other,Speech;books,Table of Contents

    • Article last edited: 25-Oct-2016
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