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  1. Analytics Usage SA- include size of results output

    We are using the Analytics Usage subject area to track performance for Alma Analytics. What would be useful, in addition to the fields provided, is some measure of the output size- either rows or data.

    We expect large queries to take longer than brief ones, but without the output size, we can't judge if slow performance is due to a complex query, or poor performance from the Analytics server.

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  2. Please add Silverchair as a SUSHI vendor

    A lot of publishers have migrated their platform from Highwire Press to Silverchair. It would be nice if Ex Libris can add Silverchair as a SUSHI vendor, so we can harvest the electronic resources for all the publishers in one COUNTER report in each month, similar to Highwire.

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  3. Expose 'Export to Worldcat' management tag to Analytics

    We would like to be able to access the 'Export to Worldcat' management tag in analytics, in the same way we can access the 'Suppress from Discovery' management tag. This would allow us to gather records for which the Export tag has been set incorrectly, and use a job to Republish them to OCLC.

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  4. report for overdue notifications by campus

    Please create a report in analytics that allows for overdue notifications by item to be sorted into campus location.

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  5. Add new call number fields to Fulfillment area to assist with reporting

    In the Fulfillment subject area there are no fields allowing the breakdown of the call number in the holdings record.

    Please add fields that allow LC call numbers in the holdings record to be broken down into LC Code and LC number and also a normalised field which can be exported for sorting in Excel.

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  6. Put oclc number as the first oclc number in the Network number in analytic reports

    When a bib record has 035 and 775 which has an OCLC number, in an analytic report, the 775 number is the first OCLC number in the Network number column. But if a record only has 035 subfield a and z, then the OCLC number for the resource is the first OCLC number in the Network number column.

    When we are doing an analytic report retrieving the OCLC number, we are only interested in the OCLC number of the resource, not its the OCLC number of its other edition (755). This confusing order of resource OCLC number makes this Network…

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  7. Correcting Alma Analytics

    In Alma Analytics, if you want to get a report of items that their replacement cost is under $50 for example, the program is written in such a way that looks at the costs in decimal order. So your report will include all items that cost $100, $200, $300, $400, etc. as long as the first digit is under 5. So you will end up with wrong results. Please correct this so the program looks at numbers as whole numbers not by decimal order. Thank you.

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  8. Additional File Format Options for Scheduled Analytics Reports

    When setting up a scheduled analytics report there are a couple of file format options: Excel, PDF, text.

    The text option is not useful and what we really need is CSV and Tab Delimited options.

    I realize you can have it provide Excel and then you can resave it, but that requires extra processing steps that should not be required in this day and age.

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  9. Report on items that have moved from one Permanent Physical Location to another

    We would find it useful to be able to pull fulfillment usage statistics for physical items that were originally in one location, but were moved to another location.

    Use Case #1:
    A report on all items moved from reference to the general collection might tell us if those reference books have circulated at all since being made available for extended checkout or if they are perhaps outdated and should be considered for weeding.

    Use Case #2:
    A report on items that were once in our popular reading location that have since been moved to the general collection may better inform…

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  10. Add logical grouping ability to Managed Sets

    Currently, logical grouping is not supported in Managed Sets. To some degree this is supported in Analytics, although the process is cumbersome, but in Managed Sets there is no option to group logical statements, in effect within parentheses. This means that mixing AND and OR Boolean operators is not possible. The only way this can be accomplished currently is through combining sets, but this creates itemized rather than logical sets.

    We would like functionality within Managed Sets that allows us to group sets of conditional statements, for clarity and also to allow mixing Boolean operators.

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  11. In Analytics Borrowing Requests subject area, add Shipped date. In Lending Requests subject area, add Received by Borrower date and Request

    In Analytics Borrowing Requests subject area, add Shipped date. In Lending Requests subject area, add Received by Borrower date and Request Completed date. The addition of these fields will allow us to more accurately calculate turnaround time, which in turn can help us improve our service standards.

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  12. Add Last Loan Date to Fulfillment subject area in Analytics

    It is great that the Last Loan Date is available in the Physical Items area in Analytics. However, to create more complex circulation reports which include aspects such as Renewals one needs to use the Fulfillment subject area. It would be useful to have the variable in both places.

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  13. loan status / item process changes in a date range

    We would like to be able to run reports detailing the dates when a loan status / item process type change was made over a certain time period e.g. loan status changed to 'lost' between 1/10/2019 and 1/11/2019. Using the item modification date is not the perfect criteria as this date will change when any modification is made to the item e.g. adding a note etc

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  14. Changing Report Schedule - maintain notifications

    Analytics Configuration and Subscription - when you change the schedule of a report, it wipes out the email notifications that were set up in the original report. This should not happen - these should be maintained. We did not realize this until we did not receive a report we were expecting and we tracked it down to this issue.

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  15. Enhanced reporting on alma logins

    Provide additional reporting for alma logins.

    Required for data protection reporting,

    Events that need to be monitored (e.g. logon, failed logon, access to sensitive files, copying/modifying or deleting a senstive file, concurrent logons from different workstations using the same user id). These should include, as a minimum, user id, type of event, date and time of event, success or failure indication

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  16. 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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  17. show POL cancellation reason in analytics

    We need to the cancellation reasons to be shown in analytics.

    We have cancelled may print book orders because we have them online in a subscription - this is listed in the cancellation note. Cancellation reason is not enough as it only has vendor cancelled or library cancelled options.
    When the subscription will end we will want to find these cancelled ordered titles and decide their fate.

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  18. Pre-caching Analytics for faster first-time loads

    The first time an institution runs reports in subject areas each day, it usually takes a long time to load. The presumption is that, behind the scenes, Oracle is doing some cache work so that reports run later in the day don't face the same sort of delay.

    For large institutions, or complex structures, this can be a significant delay.

    Is there a way that institutions or Ex Libris could perform a "pre-cache" so that users don't have to face that early morning sluggish start?

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  19. Autosave files to .txt

    File save options limited to .csv We have various local processing jobs that need .txt files for input, which means we have to rename the exports from Analytics before making use of the files. Offer other standard file extensions to Analytics

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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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