Configuring Reading Rooms and Locations

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Overview

The reading rooms and locations that are displayed during user sign-in in the Aeon Desktop Client and Aeon Web Client are configured in the CustomDropDown table in the Aeon Customization Manager. The documentation below provides an overview of how these settings are configured.

Sign In Options in the Aeon Desktop Client


Reading Room and Location Configuration

You can create a new reading room option in the user sign-in Reading Room dropdown menu by entering a new record for the room in the Aeon Customization Manager's CustomDropDown table as described below:

  • GroupName: ReadingRoom
  • LabelName: The name for the room that will be displayed in the Reading Room dropdown when signing users in via the Aeon Desktop Client and Aeon Web Client (e.g., Atlas Room). 
  • LabelValue: The reading room value that is written to the ReadingRoomHistory table in the Aeon Database when a user is signed into the room. This value should be configured without any spaces/punctuation (e.g., AtlasRoom). 

After the entry for the reading room is added to the CustomDropDown table, you can configure optional seating locations for the room that will appear in the user sign-in Location dropdown menu when that reading room is selected. Each separate seating location for the room must have its own entry in the CustomDropDown table configured as described below:

  • GroupName: A combination of "Locations" and the LabelValue you configured in the relevant reading room's CustomDropDown table entry (e.g., LocationsAtlasRoom). 
  • LabelName: The name for the seating location that will be displayed in the Location dropdown menu when signing users into the room via the Aeon Desktop Client and Aeon Web Client (e.g., Seat 1). 
  • LabelValue: The location value that is written to the ReadingRoomHistory table in the Aeon Database when a user is signed into that seating location (e.g., Seat 1). 

Example Configuration

In the example below, the CustomDropDown table has been configured with two separate reading rooms, Aeon Room and Atlas Room. Aeon Room has been configured with four seating locations: Seat 1, Seat 2, Seat 3, and Seat 4. Atlas Room has been configured with three seating locations: Desk 1, Desk 2, and Desk 3

GroupName

LabelName

LabelValue

ReadingRoom

Aeon Room

AeonRoom

LocationsAeonRoom

Seat 1

Seat 1

LocationsAeonRoom

Seat 2

Seat 2

LocationsAeonRoom

Seat 3

Seat 3

LocationsAeonRoom

Seat 4

Seat 4

ReadingRoom

Atlas Room

AtlasRoom

LocationsAtlasRoom

Desk 1

Desk 1

LocationsAtlasRoom

Desk 2

Desk 2

LocationsAtlasRoom

Desk 3

Desk 3

CustomDropDown table configured with Reading Rooms and Locations in the Aeon Customization Manager

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