Ensure sample xml is available at the same time new Alma letters are released
When new Alma letters are released it would be super helpful if:
• The sample xml file is added to the zip file here https://developers.exlibrisgroup.com/blog/alma-letters-xml-samples-for-working-on-xsl-customization to coincide with the Sandbox release
• Release notes include a link to the post on the developers network
Even better would be if the sample could be downloaded from within Alma letters configuration
LettersDefault.xml which is currently downloadable in Alma is a generic xml which cannot be used for customisation. Some letters require a scheduled job to be run (these are disabled on Sandbox by default) making it inconvenient to generate a letter in the system which could then be added to the Preview tab.
Nicola Carson commented
I've had the same problem with a few letters that we have implemented. It's so annoying to have to spend days organising this when it used to be available within Alma...
Peta Hopkins commented
In the October release I had to chase a sample file for the new Document Delivery Notification letter, and the December release has the new Patron Welcome Letter.
The patron welcome letter relies on a scheduled job. Such jobs are disabled on Sandbox so it's not convenient to generate this type of letter.