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Important Change to search results.

Custom view in the portal is no longer supported, you must setup a new template using one of our new templates for the portal search results.

Important Change to the API

As of 4.1.1 it is no longer possible to user userid=1 parameter with in your queries. Other userid values continue to be valid.


Please remember to clear your browser cache before using the system after the upgrade, see here for more information.


4.1.3 (xx31)

titleRelease Date

February March 2019

New Feature




 A placeholder image can now be displayed when no book cover is available.
  • LMS-3139           Ability to create custom pages in the portal.
  • LMS-4129           RSS feed widget for portal.

  • LMS-4166           Added support for OpenID Connect (SSO).

  • LMS-4534           Added active reservations counter to portal record display.
  • LMS-4545           Added an option to show loan period to users in portal.
  • LMS-4552           Added option for charging delivery costs to accounts.
  • LMS-4554           Robots.txt is now used to restrict search engines indexing anything other than the portal.
  • LMS-4559           New function to bulk reset user passwords.
  • LMS-4605           A task can be setup to identify files uploaded to the database which cannot be watermark protected.
  • LMS-4634           Locked user records can be temporarily unlocked for editing.
  • LMS-4658           It is now possible to download & store images referenced in an XML file inside the database for an imported record.


    • LMS-3546           Portal now uses default language if not specified in URL.
    • LMS-4327           Change requester can now be customised.
    • LMS-4476           Option added to strip punctuation when importing Marc files using auto Cat.
    • LMS-4538           Menu bar in Portal is now responsive to screen size.
    • LMS-4539           It is now possible to include, basket, my account, offices and languages in the portal menu bar. 
    • LMS-4552           Order delivery cost now supports charging to accounts.
    • LMS-4566           Labels changed when manually accounts in an order.
    • LMS-4569           View request label was being hidden by other columns in portal request page.
    • LMS-4573           Routing lists in user record now correctly show only active requested if 'include completed' is not selected.
    • LMS-4574           Improved error message when incorrect start date is set for new prediction.
    • LMS-4576           Fixed issue with encumbered accounts when editing orders.
    • LMS-4582           User anonymisation now skips users with a role assigned.  
    • LMS-4586           New User email template now supports Title, Surname and First name macros.    
    • LMS-4600           Images & File download URL's can now be included in MarcXML Exports.
    • LMS-4603           Fixed button display problem in check-in receipt pop-up.
    • LMS-4607           It is now possible to map all Address fields for user imports.
    • LMS-4624           Deleting an order line now prompts for confirmation.
    • LMS-4625           Order line summary now shows quantity received for standard orders.
    • LMS-4643           Claims maintenance page now shows updated date.



  • LMS-3179           Fixed a problem when using ! wildcard in the portal.
  • LMS-3431           Using brackets in the content type name no longer breaks the record counter in portal search results.
  • LMS-3703           Portal copies view now shows more copies in full mode without paging.
  • LMS-4236           Order table suggestion scrolling issue has been resolved.
  • LMS-4263           Making a field inactive no longer breaks the portal search result list if that field is not removed first.
  • LMS-4381           Thesaurus lookup in portal now sorts A-Z listing correctly.
  • LMS-4490           Saved searches with a comma no longer breaks the query.
  • LMS-4495           Amend search translation now works as expected.
  • LMS-4504           Changing order of volume sets is now applied to check-in page.
  • LMS-4512           Clicking Soutron logo in new admin no longer generates an error.
  • LMS-4524           Names are no longer reversed when adding to a routing list.
  • LMS-4525           Fixed a problem where URL icon would not show for some multi-portal sites.
  • LMS-4529           It's now possible to change copies prediction type.
  • LMS-4542           Fixed a problem with sorting in user loans page.
  • LMS-4544           Opened records menu in portal now opens and closes correctly.
  • LMS-4546           Fixed a problem with claims task running one day late.
  • LMS-4547           Fixed an encoding problem in claim templates.
  • LMS-4550           Claims maintenance link now works correctly.
  • LMS-4551           Fixed a problem adding entries to claims maintenance from new check-in screen.
  • LMS-4560           Routing list user search now sorts correctly.
  • LMS-4571           Fixed a problem with record linking to multiple parents.
  • LMS-4575           Task service now creates org units correctly during import.
  • LMS-4577           Confirm user registration link now only shows if user was created via self-register form.
  • LMS-4578           Password validation problem fixed in Internet Explorer.
  • LMS-4579           Fixed a problem when using password reset in Admin.
  • LMS-4583           Related records macro in portal now shows correct header for related description.
  • LMS-4587           Deleting a record type now works when Marc mappings are in use.
  • LMS-4589           Fixed a problem processing inventory where duplicate barcodes exist.
  • LMS-4603           Fixed display problem for buttons in receipt pop-up.
  • LMS-4610           Suspended users are no longer printed on routing lists.
  • LMS-4614           Better handling of noise words in title search in orders table.
  • LMS-4615           Orders can now be cancelled even if a credit note exists.
  • LMS-4617           Improved error handling for user anonymisation function.
  • LMS-4620           Fixed an error with RFID listening IP.
  • LMS-4636           Standard orders are no longer shown as awaiting payment if the order line is cancelled.
  • LMS-4638           Loan history in user record now correctly returns all loans.
  • LMS-4640           Fixed an issue preventing users being suspended on a routing list.
  • LMS-4641           Portal record view now uses the public flag from the record type instead of field maintenance.
  • LMS-4645           It is no longer possible to remove system 'Issue' fields from issue record type.      
  • LMS-4646           Fixed an issue where invoice date was reduced by one day after save action.

    Field groups for search results
    LMS-230Record preview from search results
    LMS-1381Social integration for record sharing (uses third party plug-in which must be enabled by helpdesk)
    Portal search result grid re-design with new thumbnail and citation view
    Portal META and Title tags can now be configured to improve SEO ratings
    Email extraction from mailbox.
    LMS-4859Creation of new Portal maintenance page in Admin (to gradually replace existing OPAC maintenance)
    LMS-4876Search groups are now configured via the Admin interface.

    Shelf Reference Generation based on Classification


    LMS-2071Replaced Google powered by logo with google preview button
    LMS-2313It is now possible to include book covers in search results (Google has a daily limit of cover requests)
    LMS-2586Date fields can now be used as links to the record in search results.
    LMS-2604Column width and order can now be altered in portal by dragging column heading. Changes are only for the current search.
    LMS-3928Portal now ignores spacing between characters such as : when sorting
    LMS-4613Cursor now starts in all fields search box once portal is opened.
    LMS-4730Fields included in overdue items list in overdue emails can now be configured
    LMS-4763Admin and portal now use same notification message style.
    LMS-4765Improved efficiency of Soutron Task Service
    LMS-4791Import now supports multiple URL's in XML with different URL descriptions.
    LMS-4818Added CSS for active menu when using Horizontal menu macro on the portal.
    LMS-4820Improved consistency for date selectors in portal and admin
    LMS-4825Rich text pop-up in catalogue edit can now only be closed using the close button
    LMS-4763Admin and portal now use same notification message style and admin now shows page loading notification.
    LMS-4812User Anonymisation now includes options for imported users.
    LMS-4850Auto record type sync for portal now sets Title with <h1> instead of <h3>
    LMS-4863Import now supports date range in currently supported formats (dmy or y only)
    LMS-4872Login macro is now more responsive to different screen sizes
    LMS-4873Simple search macro is now more responsive, advanced search link and content type selection also improved

    Bug Fixes


    LMS-4510Incremental fields now display correctly in portal records
    LMS-4688Fixed an error unlocking user accounts when user has a role
    LMS-4693Cancelling a standard order that has paid Invoice/Credit notes now correctly shows the invoice button
    LMS-4713Issue Records being returned incorrectly based on option in opac maintenance
    LMS-4723Fixed a problem placing an order where expected payment date is not allowed
    LMS-4725Issue records are now excluded from last record created date statistic
    LMS-4726Fixed an error with boolean phrase searching in LMS
    LMS-4727Incorrect Order Status for Virtual No Copies with no check-in 
    LMS-4731Amendment tree now excludes issues not yet received
    LMS-4744Cancelled PAYG issues and Encumbered budgets now update correctly
    LMS-4748Fixed an issue saving Requester to a placed order
    LMS-4750Thesaurus lookup (in portal) now excludes deleted terms
    LMS-4751Available locations macro now correctly updates once a user logs in
    LMS-4753Fixed timeout when using merge function in thesaurus where a lot of terms are used.
    LMS-4764Suppliers with special characters no longer break filters on check-in and order page.
    LMS-4781Fixed a problem saving new users when no new user notification template was setup
    LMS-4796Cancelled issues are now not shown for records in the LMS
    LMS-4799Fix for completed order status not updating correctly
    LMS-4802Image protection task now inherits system from email address as the to email by default
    LMS-4805Fixed an error when changing circa date range in system management
    LMS-4806Requester details in portal request page no longer has mandatory address fields.
    LMS-4811Fixed a problem which made imports fail if an attribute is first mapped field
    LMS-4823Claim flags now set correctly when enabling claims for an order after its been placed.
    LMS-4831Publish flag is now set correctly when publishing a child record that was unpublished before it was made a child
    LMS-4846Loan period is now correctly set for auto created copies.
    LMS-4860LMS search now returns records when comma is includes in search phrase