TMS link

This plugin allows resource metadata to be extracted from a TMS Collections Management database.

Setting up the connection

Once the plugin has been activated the Options page will let you configure the connection to your TMS system. The important fields to fill out are the DSN (Data source name) of the TMS database as well as the table/view, username and password of the TMS database. At least one resource type should be linked to TMS.

Ensure that the 'Enable TMS update script' is set to True and that your system runs the cron_copy_hitcount.php script regularly for the linking of resources to happen.

Mapping TMS fields to ResourceSpace fields

This section of the TMS link plugin setup page will allow you to chose which TMS columns are mapped to the appropriate ResourceSpace field. There is a default list of TMS columns however they are not mapped initially. You can add new TMS columns to the list but be sure to add them to one of the fields below the mapping list, stating whether they are UTF-16 or UTF-8 fields.

Synchronising from multiple TMS modules

tms_link plugin will have the ability to synchronise data from multiple modules. On the setup page of the tms_link plugin, there will be a summary table for the configured modules.

Adding a new module or editing an existing one will take the user to the "TMS module configuration" page where all the relevant information regarding the module and its TMS field mappings to ResourceSpace fields will be configured.


Bidirectional synchronisation (adding RS images to TMS) (legacy)

This section is no longer supported. It relates to a specific legacy configuration that required the ResourceSpace server to be local with a fully network browseable filestore in an unsafe configuration.