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  1. Adding more scheduling options for emailing Scheduled Reports (Alma Analytics Objects)

    Currently, there are limited scheduling options for emailing Scheduled Reports (Alma Analytics Object area). Many of our users need reports delivered on the 1st of each month in order to capture the previous month's data. The only option right now somewhat close to that is delivery on the 2nd of each month. This doesn't work for us because it adds the first day's worth of data from the next month to the previous month. I propose adding delivery options for the 1st of each month. Better yet - how about offering a drop-down list where users can choose a certain…

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    Hi everyone. This will be considered. First a comment and a question.
    Regarding “how about offering a drop-down list where users can choose a certain day of the month for report delivery”.
    This will not happen. Jobs of this nature need to be scheduled so that resources can be properly distributed.
    Regarding adding additional time, that may happen. Now a scheduled report has the following possible options. What would you like to see added and or changed?
    Every Monday at 03:00
    Every Monday at 07:00
    Every Monday at 09:00
    Every Day at 03:00
    Every Day at 07:00
    Every Day at 09:00
    On the 02 of every month at 03:00
    On the 02 of every month at 07:00
    On the 02 of every month at 09:00

  2. 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.

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  3. Add separate fields in Analytics for valid (020 $a) and invalid (020 $z) ISBNs

    At present Analytics displays all ISBNs recorded in a bib record in a single field, whether valid (020 $a), i.e. the true and accurate ISBN for the manifestation recorded, or invalid (020 $z), i.e. an incorrect ISBN or an ISBN for an alternative manifestation.

    It would be useful to be able to search and display these separately (for matching using collection management tools, etc.).

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  4. Analytics report for titles daily

    I would like to have the possibility of knowing the updated amount of titles daily. Alma currently updates that information only every 28 days. This does not allow having statistics updated until the previous day.

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  5. Add Proxy Users to "Users" subject area

    Adding Proxy Users to analytics would allow us to search for users that are proxies to another user, and also users that have proxies for themselves.

    This information isn't completely available within Alma, and it seems like an oversight that it's also unavailable in Analytics.

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  6. Add NLM Classification to Analytics

    We would like to see NLM classification as an option in Analytics. We have a substantial Health Sciences Library and Med Center, and this would be quite useful for this area of reporting.

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  7. 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…

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  8. Date of location change in Analytics

    Analytics should allow users to run reports on the date of an Item's location change -- e.g. how many items were moved from Library A to Library B during a certain time period. This information is visible in the Item history tab; it should be made available for management reports especially now as libraries are engaged in consolidation, off-site storage, and shared print projects.

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  9. 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.

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  10. Report on Holdings 866 subfields x and z in Analytics

    We use the 866 $x to store campus affiliation notes, which are used to direct materials to the Archives at point of removal. Currently you must go through a multi-step process, including exporting bib records with holdings info and using MarcEdit to extract the 866 $x notes. Then you must merge the data in Excel or Access in order to associate the note with the weeding report generated from Analytics.

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  11. 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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  12. Alma set from Alma Analytics - allow for creation of a Logical set

    Currently it's possible to create a set directly from Analytics, but the end result is an itemised set. This functionality is great for skipping a few steps in exporting a file from Analytics, but fails to take advantage of the dynamic nature of daily Analytics updates. To do that, we need the option to create a Logical set which is tied to an Analytics report.
    Use case: We have three Analytics reports for three Publishing Profiles for specific local License Terms, which are sent to an external Resource Sharing provider (RapidILL). We cannot create these sets in Alma due to…

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  13. Add "Electronic collection" subject area in analytics

    I want to count the subscribed database collections for yearly statistics. However , it is found that only the collections with portfolios can be drawn in "E-Inventory" subject area. There is no way to draw the electronic collection statistics without portfolios so that I suggest to add a dedicated subject area.

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  14. Expose metadata dictionary to customers in Alma Analytics

    Oracle OBIEE provides functionality to describe metadata associated with fields in the subject area tables:

    https://docs.oracle.com/middleware/1221/biee/BIEUG/analyses.htm#BIEUG587

    This does not seem to be enabled in Analytics, but having it as a ready reference would greatly facilitate creation of reports.

    Thanks!

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  15. Add Electronic Service information to Analytics E-Inventory subject area

    Information at the Electronic Service level in Alma is not searchable in advanced search or Analytics - it can only be accessed by individually viewing a single electronic service. Making service-level information accessible through Analytics would enable searching across all collections for troubleshooting or updating information.

    I am particularly interested in the Electronic Service Public Note field. Portfolio Public Note and Electronic Collection Public Note are already available through Analytics. Making Electronic Service Public Note available would allow me to view all the Public Notes that appear to our users and update them as necessary.

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  16. 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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  17. Set analytics refresh date to a specific time

    We need some of our analytics reports rather early in the morning. The analytics refresh time is sometimes so late that our coworkers have problems to finish their work before we open our library, at which point their work needs to be done. We would appreciate a fixed time for the daily analytics refresh.

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  18. restricts editing access to analytics to specific subject areas

    Any patron with design analytics have access to all subjects areas in analytics. It would good, if we could restrict analytics design access to specific subject arease in analytics.

    Michael Voss

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  19. Need Number of requests and clickthroughs per service type in Alma Analytics

    In Alma, we have General Electronic Services (GES) for ReprintsDesk. ReprintsDesk is our document delivery provider. The ReprintsDesk GES appears in the services window in Primo or when linking out from a database. If there is no full text found, the patron can request the article via ReprintsDesk. I need to get statistics for each quarter on how many times the GES was clicked.

    In SFX, we ran a query for the number of document delivery requests. It was in the SFX query "Number of requests and clickthroughs per service type” and the service type getDocumentDelivery. We need the same…

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  20. 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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