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Custom Pop-ups

Allow the creation of pop-up messages based on custom parameters. For example, I would like to create a pop-up that appears for flagged items when processing lending returns.

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  • Andrew Morgan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Thanks! You can e-mail me at morgana@ecu.edu, and I'd be glad to help out. Sending your current config file as an attachment would let me see what you're trying to do. I'm working on an update that'll make the settings a little easier to work with and include a readme file on how to set things up better.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi Andrew, I was looking at addons today and saw the "flag popper." Looks like it should help with a lot of what I was interested in. I've added it, but all I can get is the default message. I can't figure out how to get the message I put into the settings to show up. Any suggestions? Is there a better way I could contact you about this? Thanks so much for taking the time to make this!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes! The flags would be much more helpful if they worked more like a fulfillment note that would catch your attention when you did something with the request.

  • Andrew Morgan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    What would want could definitely be done with an addon--functions can be triggered whenever you mark something found, check something in, etc. However, it sounds like your criteria would be more complex than just popping up a message for a given flag. A custom addon could definitely be made to handle various workflows, but it would not be as customizeable by the end user without editing the addon code itself.

    What could be easily done is an addon that pops up a user-specified custom message corresponding to user-specified custom flags at user-specified points in the workflow (checking in, marking found, etc.). It could also remove those flags at the same time if desired.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes, Andrew, in this example I would just want something like "this request is flagged for review on return." But I would want to be able to have other pop-ups as well. For example, we charge an invoice fee for items not paid IFM, and this is often overlooked during processing. So I would want another pop-up that would appear when updating to "mark found" that would alert our students "This request needs an invoice fee added" for items where max cost did not contain IFM and billing category was not exempt. Really, I want the flexibility to create some sort of custom alerts/pop-ups for various workflows. Is that more broad idea something that could be accomplished with an addon?

  • Andrew Morgan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This should be pretty easily doable with an addon. Do you mean something like a pop-up telling you "This item is flagged with [flag]" or something like that?

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