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Exporting SFX holdings for Full Text Finder

If you are transitioning to Full Text Finder, you can choose to send an e-resource holdings file to EBSCO. If you are hosting your SFX holdings locally at your institution, click here to access the instructions for exporting your SFX holdings for conversion to Full Text Finder holdings. For holdings files that are hosted by SFX, you can instead go to “Export tool” in the SFX module, and use the basic export query for all active object portfolios. The file should be exported as .txt or .csv. However, please be aware that this export type may increase the processing time for your holdings, as it lacks some of the data used as match-points in our system.

Note: If you are a current SFX customer and intend to continue with your subscription, please refer to the following FAQ: http://support.ebsco.com/knowledge_base/detail.php?id=6776

You will need the INSTANCENAME_export.pl script in order to export your holdings. Click here to access the script. If the exported file size is larger than 10MB (combined if more than one file), you are welcome to use the following EBSCO FTP to deliver the files. The file(s) should be named according to your institution name (rather than your library name):

Host: ftp.epnet.com
User: eissupport
Password: vIT3wyf9

This FTP server is only used for delivery/pickup of journal holdings files. The file(s) will expire 2 weeks after being added. If you need to utilize this option, you should email eds@ebscohost.com once holdings are loaded to the FTP so support can pick up the file(s) before expiring.Once received, it will be processed through our conversion tool. The converted file will be uploaded into Full Text Finder for you. Whoever requested the conversion will be notified once the upload is complete. Please note that this process normally takes about 20-30 business days.

If you have any questions regarding the process, please don't hesitate to contact eds@ebscohost.com.