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  1. Create Analytics field for self check loans and returns

    Currently to identify self check stats for loans and returns in Analytics you either need to do one of the following:

    1. Create separate Circulation Desks for self checks
    2. If the operator Primary Identifier field is "None" assume the loan or return was a self check one

    Neither of these workarounds work if you choose to delete Library staff records from Alma and not retain full statistics in Analytics or if the Circulation Desks are deleted (which can happen if a Library is closed)

    It would be preferable to have a separate field in Analytics that indicates whether a loan or…

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  2. Need a Physical items folder in the Course Reserves Subject area

    Items details are missing from the Course reserves subject area in Alma Analytics. So can't get Barcode and other item details for course reserves.

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  3. Scheduled analytics reports will not send when the reports return no results

    We often have to track incorrect data using analytics reports. If the analytics reports have no results (empty), then we do not want to see the reports emailed to us. In other words, if the analytics reports can catch incorrect data we design the reports to catch, then we would like Alma to send the reports to us. When an analytics reports return no results, it is in error, Alma should be able to identify the "no results" error, and stop sending us the empty reports. Bottom line, we do not want to receive analytics reports that are empty.

    This…

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  4. Add Collection related subject area/dimensions/parameters in Analytics

    Please elaborate Collection in Analytics. We suggest three ideas for that;

    Idea 1)
    Collection can be a separate dimension, with the existing/new parameters below;
    - Collection ID (existing)
    - Collection Name (existing)
    - Collection External System
    - Collection External ID
    - Collection MMS ID (of the collection's BIB itself)
    - ★★★ The PIDs of the collection's direct sub-collections (in different rows, not combined with semicolons; should be repeatable so that the created report can show the hierarchical structure of whole collections)
    - Collection level (the depth)
    - Collection Path (from the collection's top level collection to itself)
    - Collection Description…

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  5. Show folder and column details in filters in alma analytics where multiple columns have identical names.

    When creating a repost in Alma there are certain subject areas (e.g Physical Items) where a column name is identical across multiple folders.
    For example:
    Material Type (Physical Item Details)
    Material Type (Bibliographic Details)
    Material Type (PO Line)

    when viewed in "Create" view in Alma you can see the folder headings above the column headings and there identify which is which.
    However when used as filters, only the column heading is displayed - therefore it is impossible to identify which is which without clicking into each filter and looking for Column Formula to see which folder it comes from.

    Snip…

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  6. Get auto-renewals dates back into Analytics

    Since the recently released August version, Analytics does not longer show the auto-renewal date due to a mentioned performance improvement on the nightly job. Please consider rolling back this change as it actually makes it impossible to get how many auto-renewals were made on a certain day in the past, since the only date we currently have is the Last Renewal Date which is updated every time the job runs. We virtually lost our auto-renewals log integrity.

    I know we still have this Last Renewal Date, the amount of auto-renewals and the Loan Date, and we could easily calculate the…

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  7. Report on empty viewit screens and better link resolver usage reports

    I would like to be able to report on empty viewit screens.

    Currently the link resolver usage area is not so useful, missing the openurl itself, and limiting the data that is being reported to very few request metadata elements.

    Im missing, in addition to the openurl, the date/vol/issue details as well as request article title and book titles.

    My goal is to be able to use these reports in order to analyze problem points - currently I'm missing crucial data that will help me analyze problems.

    63 votes
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  8. Display prompts in analytics widgets

    We have created a widget to display IDs of citations, and would like to be able to display the associated prompts to allow users to select their own criteria.

    The current behaviour is by design:

    https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Alma/Knowledge_Articles/Analytics_widgets_with_a_prompt

    but it would be very helpful if this could be changed.

    57 votes
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  9. Identify stats for individual self check machines in Analytics

    It doesn't appear to currently be possible to report stats in Analytics for individual self check machines unless you assign a separate Circulation Desk for each self check within a branch.

    We have multiple self check machines in each branch and we'd like to be able to report on the number of loans each self check processes so we can see which ones are in demand and which ones aren't. We'd like to see a way to attach multiple self checks to the same Circulation Desk and be able to report out the stats for each of those self checks…

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  10. Notes Tabs not in Analytics

    We would like to be able to retrieve all the details in the Notes Tabs for Borrowing and Lending requests via Analytics. Currently, only the Request Note is retrievable.

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  11. Add 880 field to the Bibliographic Details dimension table in Analytics

    In MARC bibliographic records, the 880 field is used for non-Roman script equivalents of other fields in the bib record. CJK (Chinese, Japanese & Korean) libraries, for example, may use the 880 to record the non-Roman script equivalent of the Romanized characters in a 245. We would like the 880 field to be searchable in Analytics so we can create new book lists in the CJK scripts. New book lists are very popular with our users and we would like to be able to present these lists in the CJK scripts.

    52 votes
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  12. Analytics - Last Return Date

    It would be extremely useful to be able to report on the Last Return Date; this should be added to the Physical Items subject area alongside the Last Loan Date parameter

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  13. Map item level fields, Pattern Type and Linking Number in Analytics.

    Area of concern: Analytics Fields for Reporting on Serials 863/866 Generation.

    Please reference Ex Libris presentation ‘Automation Tasks for Summary Holdings’:

    https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/@api/deki/files/63890/Serials_-_Automation_tasks_for_summary_holdings.pptx?revision=2

    In order for 863/866 Summary Holdings generation to work properly, each item record must contain certain information in the ‘Pattern Type’ and ‘Linking Number’ fields. Currently, these fields are not mapped in analytics, so there is no way to report on which records lack this info. Without this reporting capability, we are stuck individually checking many thousands of records to be sure they have the required information.

    What should be changed: As Serials Processors, we would like to…

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  14. Add publication date and subject fields to 'Portfolio Details for Consortia Members' analytics table

    The bibliographic publication date and subject fields would be very useful additions to the 'Portfolio Details for Consortia Members' analytics table. Please include these fields.

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  15. bibliographic MARC analytics

    I've seen this suggested before, but I would like to suggest it again because the idea appears to be closed every time but it is still not available in analytics. I've seen it mentioned by other people every time I attend an analytics webinar, so I know I'm no the only person who would like to see this feature.

    It would be incredible to have the ability to query by MARC tags, subfields, and indicators. Setting up local params is not enough because it is limited to only 10 fields. There are 10+ MARC fields alone that cover authority data,…

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  16. Add the source field to Analytics

    It would be useful to be able to report on the Source field from Resource Sharing requests in the Borrowing Request subject area of Analytics. Then we could analyse the channels that users' Resource Sharing requests are coming in from.

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  17. Analytics: Transit end time NOT registered

    Hello,
    Please see our public ticket 00903860.
    If you make a query containing the field "Physical item historical events->Event end date->event end date and time" with the conditional "event type description=physical item went into transit" on this field is NOT registered the end of transit process, but the start of the following process (if any). Please correct this behaviour.

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  18. Add User Note Creation Date and Creator as query-able fields in Anayltics

    Please make it so that we can create analysis in analytics that display the creation date and creators of user notes. Both fields would be very useful filters for us.

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  19. Add normalized call number to the subject areas for fulfillment analytics

    Right now the normalized call number option is available only when creating an analytics report under physical items. The ability for sorting by normalized call number would also be beneficial when creating analytics reports under the fulfillment section.

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  20. Cost Per Use *by fund* Report for Electronic Collections (Databases)

    Problem: We are looking for a way to run a cost usage report by fund that includes titles with the PO Line Type ‘Name of Electronic Collection - Subscription.’

    Description: Our library evaluates cost per use of all serials by fund. We have been able to run a cost per use report by fund for our print and electronic journals. We run into a roadblock, however, when we try to generate a report on the cost/use of a database by fund.

    The E-Inventory Cost Usage report includes all titles with the PO Line Type Name of ‘Electronic Journal -…

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