Allow configuration of which columns are in the the Print Slip Report
For institutions that handle a large number of Patron Physical Item, and other request types dealing with their physical inventory, the Print Slip Report available under Fulfilment>Resource Requests> Pick from Shelf is a crucial workflow tool.
However the report output is inflexible, including columns which are irrelevant to many customers and which require hiding/deletion in Excel formats before being printed for onward process by library staff.
It would be a huge improvement to be able to configure the columns that go into this report to ensure that only the key ones are downloaded for each circulation desk's pick from shelf lists.
NB The Print Slip Report is somewhat unusual in Alma in that most functional areas have Excel downloads of data from the User Interface which can be configured column-by-column, however the Print Slip Report has no User Interface equivalent display which makes the lack of configuration particularly awkward for the workflow - i.e. it is the ONLY place we can access this vital request-by request, holding-by-holding, barcode-level, service information.
Leona Hughes commented
I would like this option for Course Reserves as well. We send students to retrieve requested books and books being put on reserve from the stacks. I would be great to be able to have the option to only print out the call numbers, title, and author on one sheet; otherwise, the print function is useless to us.
Natasha Allen commented
Yes, we discovered that we would have to download an excel sheet, then manipulate it to suit our needs, which takes a lot more time than it needs to take and could easily be solved by making the report configurable.