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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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…

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  8. Enable a "Reprompt" option in Analytics

    Currently, when running a prompted report, if you want to change your selections after running it, you must go back to the catalog and start over from "Run". It would be a great time savings if there were a "REPROMPT" option, which took you directly back to the prompt screen. Inclusion of a "retain choices this session" toggle and a "clear all choices" button on the prompt screen would be useful as well.

    A use case would be when I am trying to determine why a particular item is hanging up on a task list or is being prevented from…

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  9. Sign to indicate a report/prompt is used on dashboard

    It would be perfect if there is any sign in Analytics catologue to indicate that the report/prompt is being used in dashboard/widget/scheduled job. Currently, we accidentally deleted some reports/prompts that are used in dashboard which caused the dashboard crash. Sometimes we edit some prompts and forgot these prompts are used in other reports. Theses are really annoying. Hope you guys can do something about it. If such a sign is asking too much, then a quick way to generate a list of reports/prompts that are used in dashboard would also help.

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  10. Add proxy setting to einventory analytics dimension

    Have a desire to know which e collections have proxy enabled or not. Need the setting added to analytics to find out.

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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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…

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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. When building index tables, include data from all bib records (even if no holdings) and from all holdings records (even if no items).

    Currently, most holdings fields are not included in the indexing for the physical items table if there is no item attached. I believe the same is true for some bibliographic fields if there is no item and/or no holding.

    The resolution to the previous suggestion "Need a way to retrieve HOLDINGS where there are no ITEMS associated with the holding" addressed that one, very specific symptom of the larger problem.

    Now that we can FIND the holdings without items attached, we'd like to also search for and report on other information about them.

    Please index the same fields for ALL…

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  18. Campus name (borrower details) in Alma analytics FF

    in the subject domain "Fulfillment", at the level of the borrower details, there is a field for campus code but we would like to have the campus name in there as well.
    (just as is the case for the item details)

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  19. Change priority of extracting 050 / 090 for ETL into Analytics LC Call number (Bib)

    Currently, the ETL for a bib screen appears to overwrite the LC Classification Number (bibliographic record) with each 050 or 090 it reads. It is typical for the most 'authoritative' LC call number to be first on the record, while least authoritative (or even false) LC call numbers are last.

    Consequently, when a bib record has more than one 050 or 090, Analytics is opting to report out the LEAST reliable call number for data.

    Preferred would be that the ETL take only the first 050 in a record.

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  20. Share ALMA session variable related to the desktop and / or Library to use it as a query value in analytics

    I want to generate a single report for all libraries.

    I need to assign the value of the ALMA system variable related to the library to the variable that is related to the library in Analitics so that the data related to that library is automatically selected.

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