C4::Suggestions - Some useful functions for dealings with suggestions.
The functions in this module deal with the suggestions in OPAC and in librarian interface
A suggestion is done in the OPAC. It has the status "ASKED"
When a librarian manages the suggestion, he can set the status to "REJECTED" or "ACCEPTED".
When the book is ordered, the suggestion status becomes "ORDERED"
When a book is ordered and arrived in the library, the status becomes "AVAILABLE"
All suggestions of a borrower can be seen by the borrower itself. Suggestions done by other borrowers can be seen when not "AVAILABLE"
(\@array) = &SearchSuggestion($user,$author,$title,$publishercode,$status,$suggestedbyme)
searches for a suggestion
\@array : the suggestions found.
Array of hash.
Note the status is stored twice : * in the status field * as parameter ( for example ASKED => 1,
or REJECTED => 1) .
This is for template & translation purposes.
\%sth = &GetSuggestion($suggestionid)
this function get the detail of the suggestion $suggestionid (input arg)
return : the result of the SQL query as a hash : $sth->fetchrow_hashref.
$suggestionid = &GetSuggestionFromBiblionumber($dbh,$biblionumber)
Get a suggestion from it's biblionumber.
return : the id of the suggestion which is related to the biblionumber given on input args.
$suggestions = &GetSuggestionByStatus($status)
Get a suggestion from it's status
return : all the suggestion with
Count the number of suggestions with the status given on input argument. the arg status can be :
return : the number of suggestion with this status.
Insert a new suggestion on database with value given on input arg.
Modify the status (status can be 'ASKED', 'ACCEPTED', 'REJECTED', 'ORDERED') and send a mail to notify the user that did the suggestion.
Note that there is no function to modify a suggestion : only the status can be modified, thus the name of the function.
connect a suggestion to an existing biblio
Delete a suggestion. A borrower can delete a suggestion only if he is its owner.
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