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  1. Analytics - column properties

    Let the default for Column Format / Value Suppression be set as "Repeat" instead of "Suppress" for most data points. I often export my results to Excel and have to go into each data point to set it to Repeat. Having this as a default setting (or even a default toggle) would be helpful.

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  2. Add a "Last page" option on the Results tab

    It would be helpful to include a "Last page" or "end page" arrow on the Results tab in Analytics. There is an arrow to take you to the beginning of the analysis but not to the end. Sometimes it is helpful to go to the end of an analysis to check the data and it is very time-consuming to click the "Next 500 rows" arrow several times on large analyses.

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  3. Analytic report widget : remove edit link

    I have created an analytic report as a widget for Circ. people to view the changes in our newspapers retention info. At the bottom of the report, there are links such as edit, print, export, etc.

    I would like to have the functionality to remove selective links below the table, specifically the Edit link. No report creator wants to let users of the report to edit the report they created.

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  4. Add item copy number to physical item details area of analytics

    The item copy number doesn't seem to be exported anywhere in Alma analytics, and would be useful for shelf reading reports or stock checking/inventory control where you may not necessarily be able to scan a barcode in .
    The suggestion would be to include it under Physical Items\Physical Item Details\Copy Number.

    Note: this is different from the holdings copy ID which seems to be sourced from the holdings 852 tag.

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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. Subscription interval field in Analytics

    Adding the Subscription interval field in PO Line to the Funds Expenditure subject area in Analytics. This would allow reporting based on the frequency of a serial.

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  8. Add Holding Modification Data to Analytics

    It would be really great if you would add Holding Creation Date, Holding Modification Date, and Holding Modified By to analytics.

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  9. Add the "internal description" and "notes" fields of the portfolios and e-collections to the eInventory dimension in Analytics

    In our e-ressources workflow, we currently use the "internal description" field of the portfolios and e-collections to maintain some useful information on the resource status, e.g.: "local", "to check"... (because there is no specific field for these needs). It would be very useful to add this field in the "portfolios" and "collection" domains in Analytics, so that we can, for example, create an analysis to receive weekly reminders on these status. Currently, we have to use sets, which is less dynamic and personalized.
    It would also be very useful to add the "notes" fields in the Analytics dimensions for portfolios…

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  10. Replacement Costs in Analytics represented as a number

    Currently they are represented as text. You have to manipulate the Excel file to get them to become numbers. However, it would be nice if they exported as numbers, or were numbers in Analytics, for easier manipulation of the data.

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  11. 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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  12. Add HTML to Analytics dashboards

    It would be cool if we could include active HTML in our dashboards.

    For example, ibrarians who are reviewing new electronic acquistions could pull up a list of new acquisition and, in a one click, link directly through to the resources. (Currently, they would need to pull down the report, find the URL in the data, then copy and paste that back into the browser)

    Additionally, outside images (via <img> tag) could be incorporated into reports for branded presentations.

    By default in OBIEE, only Administrators have the right to use HTML in the data format of any column.

    This can…

    14 votes
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  13. Recall Dimension in Analytics

    It would be really helpful to have a Recall Date dimension in Analytics.

    There are dedicated dimensions in the Fulfillment Subject Area for Loan Date, Return Date, Renewal Date and Due Date but not for Recall Date.

    Although the Recall Date exists as a field under the Loan Details dimension, it would be helpful to have other fields (such as Fiscal Year) available.

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  14. Add Full Call Number to E-Inventory Subject Area in Analytics for Portfolios

    For e-inventory portfolios, a number of vendors provide an LC call number in the 050 of item’s bibliographic record.
    However, currently, the most complete LC call number field available for the E-Inventory subject area in Analytics is the LC Classification Top Line field. This, however, only stores the combined LC code and classification numbers up-to the first period ; and does not include cutter numbers after the top line. There are no other field in this subject area that was mapped to this latter part of the call number such that it might be possible to combine the two fields…

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  15. Change the Network Number field in Analytics to use a semicolon between subfields in addition to fields.

    The Network Number field in Analytics includes a number of fields, including 035$a and $z, 019 $a and $z, and some 7xx linking fields. The documentation says the delimiter is "; ".

    What actually happens is that the delimiter is present only between fields, not between numbers in repeatable subfields in the same field. If an 035 contains one $a and three $z subfields, there will not be a semicolon delimiter between them, only a space. This makes it difficult to parse out individual fields, and not possible to find erroneous numbers with a space in the subfield.

    Please change…

    3 votes
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  16. Index Statistical category fields for use in reports

    Our library uses customer Statistical Categories to track usage by external students. We need to be able to filter reports on statistical categories to certain time periods but the Creation Date field isn't currently indexed.

    The Alma User Details > Statistics tab displays the following columns, see attached statistics screenshot 1: - Statistical Category - Category Type - Note - Created By - Creation Date - External Data You can also export an individual users statistics log with these fields. However in Alma analytics not all of these fields are available for reporting, see attached statistics screenshot 2. The missing…

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  17. Subject: when exporting Analytics reports into csv file, please enclose each item with quotation marks. Contents: Our labeling program does

    Subject: when exporting Analytics reports into csv file, please enclose each item with quotation marks.
    Contents: Our labeling program doesn't identify items without quotation marks.

    For example,
    Item1 (X)
    "Item1" (O)

    Please consider adding the option of putting each item in quotation mark when exporting Analytics report in format of csv.

    Thanks

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  18. Add Course information into Bibliographic Details dimension

    As it currently stands only 'Active Course Code' or 'Active Course Name' is available in the Bibliographic Details dimension. As our use of Leganto and Course Reserves grows we are increasingly needing to report on physical items on a course, active or not, this is currently difficult to do as the information is currently silo'd across subject areas that don't contain shared dimensions.

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  19. the issue date

    Please consider adding the issue date field in physical item editor in Alma to the physical item subject area in Analytics. The information can neither be pulled by using API nor using exporting physical items job.

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  20. Analytics - Ability take indicators and subfields into account when adding local (hol) parameters

    At the moment it is not possible to take indicators and subfields into account when asking Ex Libris to add local (hol) parameters for Analytics.
    That's very unfortunate as it can lead to an extremely cluttered output for the field that makes it impossible to use.

    As "normal" bibliographic fields however are filtered by subfields we'd like ExL to make this possible for the local parameters, too.

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