Settings > Licenses
The Licenses section of the Settings app is where you create license Terms and manage pick lists.
In order to interact with License settings, a user needs to be assigned the following permissions:
- Settings (Licenses): Manage pick lists and values. This permission allows the user to access the License settings and the ability to manage pick lists and pick list values.
- Settings (Licenses): Manage license terms. This permission allows the user to access the License settings and the ability to manage the available license terms.
Settings > Licenses > Terms
There are two types of terms you can create in FOLIO: primary and optional. Primary terms appear on every license record by default. Optional terms can be added on a license-by-license basis.
Creating a term
- Click New.
- In the New license term box, fill in all the fields:
- Label. The term name that appears when displaying the Term to users in FOLIO and in any other systems that display license terms to users. It is recommended that you create a short text string that clearly communicates the information recorded in the term. If you need to further explain the term, you should use the Description field.
- Name. Used when outputting term data in a machine readable format. It is not intended to be displayed to users (staff or patrons). It should be a short Latin alphabet string that can be used by any external systems or programs that access the license term data. Use of camelCase is suggested but not required. Changes to the license term name would affect any external systems using license term data and changes should not be made without consulting those responsible for relevant external systems and software.
- Description. Use to provide further explanation of the term. In the Licenses app, you can display the description by clicking the information icon next to the term’s label.
- Order weight. To determine the order in which the terms appear in the license record, enter a number. If you do not set a value and leave the Order weight at 0 for each term, or they all contain the same number, then they are sorted alphabetically. When sorted alphabetically, uppercase letters are sorted before lowercase letters. For example, “Zebra” appears before “aardvark.”
- Primary term. Select whether the term is a primary term. Primary terms always display for selection in the license record. If you select No, then the term will be optional, and you will have to manually add it to the license record whenever you want to use that term.
- Default visibility. Select whether you would like the term to display internally within FOLIO, or externally to the public (for example, if you are setting up properties to display in your catalog).
- Type. Select a term Type from the drop-down list: Decimal, Integer, Text, or Pick list. Note: This cannot be edited once the Term is created.
- Pick list. If the term type is Pick list, a pick list field displays. Select the Pick list you want to use from the drop-down list. For more information on pick lists, see Settings > Licenses > Pick lists.
- Click Save. A confirmation message appears, and the term is saved and appears in the Terms pane.
Editing a term
Note: You cannot edit the term Type once the term is created.
- Find the term you want to edit and click Edit at the top of its term box.
- Make your desired changes to the term.
- Click Save. A confirmation message appears and the term is updated.
Deleting a term
Note: You can only delete a term if it is not assigned to any license records.
- Find the term you want to edit and click Delete at the top of its term box.
- In the Delete term dialog, click Delete. A confirmation message appears and the term is deleted.
Settings > Licenses > Pick lists
A pick list is a customizable drop-down list used in the Licenses app. Pick lists are applied to license Terms that have the property Type of Pick list. Additionally, default pick lists like Type and Status can be found in this setting.
Use this setting to establish the names of your available pick lists. Once you have named your pick lists, you can configure the values that are available in each pick list in Settings > Licenses > Pick list values.
Creating a pick list
Note: Pick lists cannot be edited once they are created. However, they can be deleted.
- Click New.
- Enter a name in the Pick list box.
- Click Save. The pick list is saved and appears alphabetically in the Pick list column.
Deleting a pick list
Note: You can only delete pick lists if they aren’t assigned to any license records. If they are used in any license records, the trash can icon will not appear in the Actions column.
- Find the pick list you want to delete.
- In the Actions column, click the trash can icon.
- In the Delete Pick list dialog, select Delete. A confirmation message appears and the pick list is deleted.
Settings > Licenses > Pick list values
Pick list values are the values available for selection within a pick list. You must first create the pick list in Setting > Licenses > Pick lists before creating its values.
Note: FOLIO contains default pick lists that can only have their values edited. These values cannot be deleted, and new values cannot be added. The New button appears grayed out and the trash can icon won’t be present for these pick lists.
Adding pick list values
- Select the Pick list to which you want to add values in the drop-down list.
- Click New.
- Enter a Label. The label appears as an option in the pick list.
- Click Save. The label is saved and its value is generated.
Editing pick list values
Note: If you edit a pick list value, only the Label changes and not the Value term.
- Select the Pick list with the value you want to edit in the drop-down list.
- In the row of the value you want to edit, click the pencil icon.
- Edit the Label.
- Click Save. The label is updated.
Deleting pick list values
- Select the Pick list with the value you want to delete in the drop-down list.
- In the row of the value you want to edit, click the trash can icon.
- In the Delete Value dialog, click Delete. A confirmation message appears and the value is deleted.