The Title Manager system is set up to generate ONIX messages automatically on a schedule, and to send them out to the recipients established in the ONIX Destinations tab. You can, however, generate separate ONIX messages yourself if the need ever arises. In fact, you will probably need to do this when in the testing phase for Nielsen Book Data. To do so you should navigate to the following menu item:
Onix / Dest and then choose Generate Onix.
This will then open up another screen as show below. From there you should follow the steps detailed below:
There are two options that are available to you. You can just generate a default Onix file from your entire catalogue. Clicking on the button marked Generate Onix will do this for you, downloading it to your local computer. Alternatively, you can filter the system using a number of different functions as described below:
Setting the destination will enable you to choose from the default to a specific setup already created. Changing this field will pull in information from the ONIX Destinations that you have previously set up; it will apply all filters and settings (Onix 2.1 or 3.0 for example) that are set on that destination. In addition, it will add an extra button allowing you to send direct to that destination (see image below).
There are three options here to establish which records you want in your ONIX message:
All Records: By clicking on this you will send a full title feed.
Changes Since Last Send: When you click on this option, the number under the Book Count field will change to reflect a smaller set of titles rather than the complete set of titles on your system.
Select Titles: When you click on this option, your list of active titles will come up see image below. You can then choose the relevant books manually. You can see the Book Count at the top of the page increasing and decreasing as you tick and untick the titles.
Once you are satisfied with the type of feed you are generating, you can either click on Generate Onix File or if available on Send To Destination and the system will either allow you to download and save your ONIX message somewhere on your computer, or it will create and transmit to the chosen destination.
Please note that the testing phase for Nielsen Book Data before being given the ok to set up a regular feed could take between 6-8 weeks.