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  1. Add Original cataloging agency to Design analytics

    In Alma June 2019 release, Original cataloging agency search index was introduced. I'd like to recommend adding this as an element in Analytics. This will help us generate statistics of original cataloging vs. copy cataloging. Thank you!

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  2. Alma needs ti have the ability to identify bib, holdings, and item records created by individual staff operators.

    The MDE shows the operator of various versions of a bib record. When a bib record is imported via an import profile that creates inventory, however, the staff operator that ran the import is not identified as the creator of the bib, holding, and/or item record. We often did Access queries in Voyager to identify bibs, holdings, or item records created or modified by particular staff members or student assistants. I can see that we could do such a report from Alma on bib record operators of versions after the initial import and I can also see in the Item…

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  3. Design Analytics Extended

    Analytics needs more granular roles just like other functional areas. The existing role of Design Analytics should be limited so that users can view and edit but not delete analytics stored in Shared folders. The ability to delete an analysis should be resricted to a new Design Analytics Extended role.

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  4. When there are multiple entries in same field, allow Alma analytics to export data meets certain criteria

    It is found that value is incomplete in Network number field if the number of characters is exceed 256.

    E.g.
    Record (CKB)2670000000194915 has multiple 035 fields. When export network number field, all following values are missing:
    (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000767305; (PQKBManifestationID)12331889; (SSID)ssj0000767305; (PQKB)10065432; (PQKBWorkID)14881543; (PQKBTitleCode)TC0001591939; (PQKBManifestationID)16288727; (SSID)ssj0001591939; (OCoLC)793110778; (EBL)1033794; (CKB)2670000000194915

    It would be very helpful if I can export only data begins with (CKB), etc.

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Statistical Categories (Crossover between Fulfillment & Users Subject Areas

    Here is my problem. We want our statistical categories linked to Fulfillment. We want to know how many patrons pursuing a Nursing degree are checking out items from the library? Itt does us no good to have data on who is pursuing a nursing degree in the users section, but not be able to link that in the fulfillment section. Because of the design of the statistical categories and the fact that we do not have a way to import every possible degree, job ID, etc. and keep the list up-to-date as it changes, this is how we have them…

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  8. 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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  9. Run a report of items by fund code in Analytics

    A colleague wanted to know the usage stats for books he had purchased over a certain period of time. This would have been easiest by running a report including items, his fund code, and the relevant fiscal years. This is currently not possible - Dewey range reports inevitably miss some titles.

    Can the Funds Expenditure and Physical Items SAs be made compatible?

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  10. Customization for labels on locally defined LOCAL PARAM subject areas

    Our library requested to have a LOCAL PARAM defined in Alma Analytics. We asked ExLibris to map the 983 field to this field in Analytics so that we could easily run reports using information in this field. However, it is not currently possible to modify the label so as to easily remember/know that this field has been locally defined. Also, as we define more fields, it becomes cumbersome to know which field belongs to which mapped field.

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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. Analytics - Excel Export - Column Widths

    Analytics has a few places to adjust column width, but none of them export to Excel. As a result, every Excel export includes a few columns that are extremely wide (as wide as my monitor) and extremely narrow (virtually hidden). The widths have nothing to do with column/cell content, so text wrapping doesn't fix the issue.

    I've confirmed with Salesforce that there isn't a way to set widths for Excel export. Other font/colour/style settings export properly to Excel; it's amazing to me that column widths don't. I'd like to avoid formatting every Excel export before it's usable.

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  13. Shared Dimensions

    It would be really useful if you could only see the "fields" that are available to be used when using two dimensions to construct a query.

    This would make the Analytics interface more user friendly, and remove the need for checking documentation to find out what fields are/are note available.

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  14. 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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  15. Add grand total to 'before values' in Analytics

    When creating large data sets, it'd be useful to be able to right click at the top of a column, 'Show Row level Grand Total', and choose something to show at the TOP of a column, instead of having to choose 'After values'. This might help avoid having to use prompts or exporting just to count things.

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  16. In Analytics allow an option to split ISBNs into single entries in one column

    At present we get all the ISBNs attached to a record in one cell separated by a semicolon. A function that would allow for the string to display in one column but as separate cells would allow for easier processing once exported to Excel.

    At present the layout displays as

    Title: Author : ISBN1;ISBN2;ISBN3:

    What would help is to have the option to switch to

    Title: Author: ISBN1:
    Title: Author: ISBN2:
    Title: Author: ISBN3:

    This would mean using functions such as V lookup could be performed far more smoothly.

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  17. Analytics: Retain the External ID even when the item is canceled in Resource Sharing

    Retain the External ID even when the item is canceled in Resource Sharing.

    Retain the Ex ID even if the item is canceled. The reason we would like the Ex ID is because it is a patterned identifier and that makes it easy to limit down, where to us the internal ID is just a string of random numbers. Our goal is to be able to run reports on either the Lending or Borrowing Request subject areas in one set. If we need to run some on Ex ID to get the Borrowing and Lending sides to match up and…

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  18. 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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  19. po line notes

    For the PO Line area, I would like to see the Notes. Right now only the Receiving Note and the Note to vendor are visible in Analytics, but I need the Notes cause we have stored a lot of additional information in the Notes

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  20. Subject Area "Alma Jobs" for Analytics

    At the moment it is not possible to (easily) get data from the jobs running in Alma. The exports that can be pulled from "Monitor Jobs" are rather useless as they hardly contain data.
    If I want numbers of processed records, runtimes etc. I have to use the API and still need to do a lot of manual work on that results.
    It would be great to have a subject area in Analytics that cointains all the information from the "Job Report".

    Veronika, WU Vienna

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