ACTION Tags

The ACTION tag builds links to perform certain actions and display certain forms based on the variables included with the tag. This is how ILLiad can allow you to customize what links are available throughout the system or even outside of the ILLiad web pages themselves. The possible tag variables are listed below.

Action Variable

The action number designates what kind of action ILLiad should perform. The only action numbers you will be able to edit are action="2" for RSS links and action="10" for displaying specific forms within the web interface.

Type Variable

The type specifies if a particular form number should be used or if a particular type of action should be performed. The only editable links that use Type are RSS links - where a type of 40 is for the Alerts feed and a type of 41 is for the Notifications feed. Type and form are mutually exclusive within the ACTION tag.

Description

Type

Sample HTML

RSS Alerts

40

RSS Notifications

41

Form Variable

The form specifies which form should display for the given action. Type and form are mutually exclusive within the ACTION tag. Below is a list of all the possible form ACTION tags with sample HTML code for creating the links.

DescriptionFormSample HTML/Email Tag
About1
Custom2
Main Menu10
Generic Request20
Loan Request

21

Copy Request22
Book Chapter
Request
23
Conference Paper
Request
24
Patent Request25
Report Request26
Thesis Request27
Standards Document
Request 
28
Other Request29
View All60
View Outstanding62
Detailed Information63
Icon

Replace "TN" in the action tag with specific transaction number (e.g., 12).

View Electronic Delivery64
View Electronic
Delivery Undelete
65
View Checked Out66
View History68
View Cancelled70
View Default Detailed72
Icon

Replace "TN" in the action tag with specific transaction number (e.g., 12).

View Notifications73
View PDF75
Icon

Replace "TN" in the action tag with specific transaction number (e.g., 12).

User Registration80
User Information81
User Accounts82
User Password Change83
User Password Forgot84
User Password New85

*This would be a tag in a password reset email template

Logoff99

Value Variable

For both Type and Form, there also needs to be a value set to describe which type to perform or form to display. The exception to this is the Logoff action, which only has an action and no value.

ValueType Variable

ValueType is used to specify if a value is of the type lookup. If the ValueType is lookup, ILLiad knows to look up the value specified within the ACTION tag. While you can specify a ValueType of value, it's not required.

IncludeSessionID Variable

This determines if the SessionID should be included within the link. Valid values for this variable are either true or false.

AbsolutePath Variable

This determines if the WebURL customization key is prepended to the link or if it is relative to its current location. Valid values for this variable are either true or false.