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configuration:ils:troubleshooting

ILS Driver Troubleshooting

If you are having difficulty getting VuFind to talk to your ILS, this page offers tips that may help.

1. Check Configuration Files

Each driver has its own configuration file in the web/conf subdirectory of your VuFind installation. For example, Voyager users need to fill in the Voyager.ini file. Make sure you have configured your ILS correctly!

2. Look for error messages in Firebug

VuFind talks to your ILS in real time on search result pages. By looking at these communications, you can sometimes find clues about what is going wrong. Follow these steps:

  • Install Firebug in Firefox (see http://getfirebug.com/).
  • Open up Firebug (hit F12 or select it from the appropriate menu).
  • Switch to Firebug's Net tab, and make sure the panel is activated.
  • Switch to the “XHR” sub-tab (XHR is short for XML-HTTP-Request, the communication method used for AJAX calls).
  • Perform a search in VuFind. You should see a line in Firebug that says something like “GET JSON?method=getItemStatuses”. Expand this line.
  • Click the “Response” tab of the getItemStatuses line. This may show you an error message or some other helpful clue. If you find the response hard to read inside Firebug, you can also right-click the line and “Copy Location” in order to paste it into another browser tab.

If you are seeing errors but don't know what to do about them, please get in touch with the vufind-tech mailing list.

configuration/ils/troubleshooting.txt · Last modified: 2015/12/21 12:47 by demiankatz