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    It appears that in Aeon 4.0.4.0 one may no longer select and copy an individual cell from a line item in the grid overview. In past versions of Aeon, one could click on item info field from a line item, copy, and then paste elsewhere the data that the cell comprised.

    Like now, the entire line item would be highlighted in blue, but one could see a dashed lasso around the individually-selected cell. In 4.0, the entire row is surrounded by the dashed lasso.

    Thus, copying and pasting results in this (note, though, that I removed sensitive data):

    Transaction Number Transaction Status Username Item Title Call Number ISS/Part/Ser/Accn Vol/Box/Reel Ref Num/Barcode Restriction Transaction Date Box Type Location Creation Date Scheduled Date Item Pages Activity Name Site Researcher Username Activity ID Document Type Item Author Item Sub Title Item Date Edition/Folder # Item ISx N Item Citation Item Number Handle Page Count Reason For Cancellation Maxcost Internal Acct No Invoice Number Web Request Form Cancel Note Format Service Level Shipping Option For Publication Item Info2 Item Info3 Item Info4 Item Info5 Item Place Item Publisher Transaction Status Name Special Request Transaction Status Display Name Bundle ID Photoduplication Status System ID Billing Account ID User Name1 Photoduplication Date Item Info6 Billing Account Description Last Name First Name Date Of Birth Photoduplication Status Name Item Info7 ID Photoduplication Status Display Name ID Type Alt ID Alt ID Type Item Info8 Status Department Organization EMail Address Phone Item Info9 Fax Password Password Hint Auth Type Registration Status Item Info10 Notification Method Delivery Method Last Changed Date Expiration Date Address Item Info11 Address2 City State Zip Country Item Info12 Billing Category RSSID SAddress SAddress2 SCity Item Info13 SState SZip SCountry Cleared Request Limit Item Info14 Research Topics Research Topics Sharing Image ID Fortunoff Permissions Item Info15 User Info3 User Info4 User Info5 Creation Date1 Profile Complete Date Last Login Researcher First Name Researcher Last Name Activity Description Bundle Name Transaction Flags Activity Reference Name Bundle Description Activity Reference Number Activity Begin Date Activity End Date Activity Active Activity ID1 Activity Type Activity Location Activity Info1 Activity Info2 Activity Info3 Activity Info4 Activity Info5 Activity Status Activity Status Date Activity Billing Category
    233977 Awaiting Request ***[data redacted]**** "Restricted until Jan 1, 2037

    " Awaiting Request Processing Awaiting Request
    ****[patron data removed]****
    /locations/9 No 565ccbd0-117e-49ce-9837-191ef8b7d4d9 5/16/2019 2:18 PM 1 5/16/2019 2:34 PM Indeterminate

    Is it possible to patch this to regain the copying feature?

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    Steve Ross commented  · 

    Hi Katie,

    Yale Special Collections could leverage Activity emails in a number of ways: reminding participants that the event is upcoming and their selections are needed by some date; that the exhibit is over and that preparators are expected to rehouse material by some date; that the item out to vendor has been returned for QC at A-unit and is expected to return to B-unit by staff-member XYZ -- you name it.

    The most pressing need for us, though, is that most Yale repositories share the same Aeon instance: when we use the Notify Users button in the Activity, the message comes from the Aeon default email address, which for this instance is my department. If staff from other repositories want to use this feature, it appears that their Activity notification is coming from my repository, not theirs, leading to confusion among faculty, students, and others who aren't conversant with our Aeon instance's peculiarities.

    Another solution would be to somehow allow transaction email templates (which are functionally limitless) to be able to pull from the Activity Database. As of right now, even when employing Activity database tags in such a template, Activity data (beyond the Activity ID associated with the specific transaction) cannot be imported into transaction emails -- well, at least as far as I have been able to discern!

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    Many of the Yale special collection units live and die by using activities. I strongly recommend implementing a dropdown for Activity-specific notification emails from the Manage tab in the Activity Information window of the Aeon staff client.

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