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  1. 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.

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  2. Add Electronic Services information to the Analytics Link Resolver subject area

    Currently the Link Resolver subject area of Analytics allows us to generate reports on the number of times all electronic services are delivered and clicked.
    We would like to see the details of which electronic services are being clicked, and which are not.
    This is valuable information for us when making decisions about collection displays and edits we might make to the online services order.
    To do inform these decisions we would like the Electronic services information to be added to the Link Resolver subject area in Analytics.

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Analytics: Add ability to search/filter by the Holdings record suppression tag

    A Suppress from Discovery flag exists for both the Bibliographic and the Holdings record, but only the Bib flag is present in Analytics. This field should be added [and is yet another example of how poorly Analytics handles Holdings data as opposed to Bibliographic or Item data]

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  7. Create a task that orders the 6xx (subject) fields

    Alma currently does not have a way to mass resequence the 6xx subject fields, at least into consecutive order. This is an issue in analytics if subject is the field you organize your results by, as the initial subject field (600) may no longer be the first subject displayed and therefore searched on.

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Report on 'undo return' in Analytics

    We need to be able to report on 'undo return' or 'self check cancel returns' (as this was in Aleph). Ex Libris confirm this is not currently possible as the 'undo return' is registered in Alma in the Loan Audit Trail (accessible via Fulfillment > Manage Patron Services, choose ... > Loan History for any loan / return) in the Action column as "Undo return". However, this Action column is not mapped to Analytics and therefore, there is currently no way to report on these actions.

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  11. 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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  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. 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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  14. 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

    5 votes
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  15. 5 votes
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  16. 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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  17. Show Course Reserve Loans by Instructor

    Currently I can get loan data about items on course reserve, and I can sort those items by the active course code that they are currently associated with. However, if I add the instructor field to my analysis (pulling data from both the Course Reserve pillar of analytic, AND the physical Inventory or Fulfillment pillar), I am no longer able to get loan data. Can you make these two pillars talk to one another so that we can get data on how often books associated with a particular instructor on course reserve have circulated?

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  18. Add 'Replacement Cost' field to Physical Items table in Requests subject area

    It would be helpful to have replacement costs field available in the physical items table from within the Requests subject area. Would allow for easier reporting on values of missing and lost stock etc.

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  19. Additional relationships for 'based on results of another analysis' filter

    It would be useful to be able to apply the following relationships when a filter is created using the operator 'is based on results of another analysis':


    • contains any

    • does not contain

    Currently it is only possible to apply the relationships 'is equal to' and 'is not equal to' (as well as 'is less/greater than', etc). This means that it is not possible to use this operator unless the values in the specified column are identical in each report. This is not always the case, for example the Bibliographic Details > ISBN column will in most cases contain multiple, comma…

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  20. Map Electronic Collection Creator subject area to actual data in repository record

    We really need a way to identify databases that our campus wants to count in our annual Collection statistics. Using the analytic electronic collection subject area "Creator" would accomplish this if it were mapped to data in the repository Electronic Collection record Creator field. Instead it is mapped to a list of current values in Alma such as operators or source of migrated records. This is not helpful at all - ExLibris needs to map this analytic subject area to data in the corresponding repository field

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