Distribution formulas are intented for use in multibranch systems to specify the number of copies that should be
distributed to specific branches.
The formulas are also used for all libraries as line item templates with the batch updater on purchase orders. Formulas
can be created and reused as needed.
Creating a Distribution Formula

Click Administration → Acquisitions Administration → Distribution Formulas
Click New Distribution Formula.

Enter a formula name. There is no limit to the number of characters that can be entered in this field.

Choose a formula owner. The formula owner indicates the organizational units whose staff can use this formula.
Create your distribution formula/line item template using a combination of the following fields:

Owning Library

Shelving Location

Fund

Circ Modifier

Collection Code

In the Item Count field, enter the number of copies that should be added to the branch.
Click Add.

Multibranch libraries can add lines for as many branches as you require.
Click Save.
Editing a Distribution Formula

Select Administration → Acquisitions Administration → Distribution Formulas.
Select the formula you want to edit and from the Actions menu choose Edit Selected.

On the pop up you can add a new entry, edit an existing entry, or delete an existing entry using the
trash can icon.
Use the arrows to reorder the entries.
When using a distribution formula the system will start at the top of the list and work down the list until it runs out of items.
For example, if you are ordering five copies of a title and you apply a distribution formula with entries for
seven branches (1 item each), only the first five branches will receive items.

Click Save after you’ve made your changes.
Cloning a Distribution Formula

Select Administration → Acquisitions Administration → Distribution Formulas.
Select the formula you want to edit and from the Actions menu choose Edit Selected.

Make the necessary changes to your cloned formula, including updating the name,
and click Save.