Milka Doktorova dokto20m at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 16 11:39:30 EDT 2011

These methods are good (like the open-ils.search.biblio.multiclass.query for instance) but how exactly can I use them? Is there something like a guide online?

From: Mike Rylander <mrylander at gmail.com>
To: Milka Doktorova <dokto20m at yahoo.com>; Evergreen Discussion Group <open-ils-general at list.georgialibraries.org>
Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2011 3:11 PM
Subject: Re: [OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] queries

On Sun, Aug 14, 2011 at 2:23 PM, Milka Doktorova <dokto20m at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I am working on a project in which I want to make automated queries to a
> library database and for each query, get the total number of results (i.e.
> items in the catalog that contain the keywords from the query) . Can I do
> this using Evergreen and if so, where should I start from?

The most useful API methods for these sorts of things will be in the
search application.  Here are some documented methods that the OPAC
and Staff Client use:


There's a lot more than a single, simple SQL query happening -- you'll
need to use higher level APIs to get results that bear any relation to
what a user would see.

Mike Rylander
 | Director of Research and Development
 | Equinox Software, Inc. / Your Library's Guide to Open Source
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