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2339383 - OCN or External Courses not searchable in the Library


  • Open Content Network (OCN) or External type Items are not being displayed in the Library
  • Open Content Network (OCN) or External type Items are not searchable in the Library


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Access Learning User
  2. Access the Library
  3. Search for the specific Item or search the complete Library to see that the Items are not there


  • The property 'catalogSearchCategories[External]' is set to 'false' in the LIBRARY property file.
  • The OCN courses were not placed into the Library, as OCN courses are not automatically set to any Library.
  • OCN course imported to a specific locale not available to user.


Checking the LIBRARY properties configuration:

  1. Navigate to Learning Administration
  2. Go to System Administration > Configuration > System Configuration
  3. Edit the LIBRARY property file
  4. Search for 'catalogSearchCategories[External]' and change the setting from 'false' to 'true'
  5. Apply Changes

If the OCN or External courses were not added to the Library:

Please see the User Assistance Documentation (login may be required)

Note: Open Content Network Items are not automatically added to a specific Library as there is no configuration. Raise an enhancement request to change this behavior. Steps to raise an enhancement request are outlined in 2090228

Check KBA 2391802 regarding locale


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