Allow for format de-duplicating in YBP Real Time Ordering
When we were testing the Real-Time Integration between YBP and Alma, we found that if we own either the print or electronic format, but we receive a request for the other format, the order attaches to the existing bib, even if it is in the wrong format. In these cases, if the format is different, what should happen is that the system should create a new brief MMS record for the order's format. I've been told that adding additional matchpoints to prevent this would have to be an enhancement request. As YBP has told me that three other libraries also need this, I thought it might be helpful to bring up on the Idea Exchange.
When you create a New Order API Integration Profile for use with Real Time Ordering, there is an option to “Prefer record with the same inventory type (electronic/physical)” and when this is selected, if the format between the inventory in your institution and the new order item is different the system will attach the order and inventory to a new bib record.
You can read more about the New Order API Integration Profile and how it works in both the Knowledge Center (http://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Alma/Product_Documentation/Alma_Online_Help_(English)/Integrations_with_External_Systems/020Acquisitions/040Real-Time_Integration) and in the Developers Network (https://developers.exlibrisgroup.com/blog/Create-PO-line-API-how-the-bibliographic-record-is-determined).