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  1. Add Collection metadata to the Digital Inventory Subject Area in Analytics

    One of the most important fields for reporting on Digital material in Analytics is Collection. However there is currently no Collection field in the Digital Inventory Subject Area in Analytics.

    Workarounds for this are extremely time consuming making reporting on digital material a hard task.

    We would like to see Collection added to the Digital Inventory Subject Area in Analytics and the Digital Usage Subject Area in Analytics

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      2 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
    • Display prompts in analytics widgets

      We have created a widget to display IDs of citations, and would like to be able to display the associated prompts to allow users to select their own criteria.

      The current behaviour is by design:

      https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Alma/Knowledge_Articles/Analytics_widgets_with_a_prompt

      but it would be very helpful if this could be changed.

      35 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
      • Adding more scheduling options for emailing Scheduled Reports (Alma Analytics Objects)

        Currently, there are limited scheduling options for emailing Scheduled Reports (Alma Analytics Object area). Many of our users need reports delivered on the 1st of each month in order to capture the previous month's data. The only option right now somewhat close to that is delivery on the 2nd of each month. This doesn't work for us because it adds the first day's worth of data from the next month to the previous month. I propose adding delivery options for the 1st of each month. Better yet - how about offering a drop-down list where users can choose a certain…

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          3 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
        • Add "Electronic collection" subject area in analytics

          I want to count the subscribed database collections for yearly statistics. However , it is found that only the collections with portfolios can be drawn in "E-Inventory" subject area. There is no way to draw the electronic collection statistics without portfolios so that I suggest to add a dedicated subject area.

          25 votes
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            3 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
          • Set analytics refresh date to a specific time

            We need some of our analytics reports rather early in the morning. The analytics refresh time is sometimes so late that our coworkers have problems to finish their work before we open our library, at which point their work needs to be done. We would appreciate a fixed time for the daily analytics refresh.

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              0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
            • "Manage purchase request" available in Analytics reports

              Alma allows the export to Excel of the data found in the "Manage purchase request" option. The export is usually a slow process, which will surely slow down as the purchase requests stored in Alma increase.
              We would like all this information to be available in Analytics so that we can manage it in a simpler way.

              94 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
              • Add separate fields in Analytics for valid (020 $a) and invalid (020 $z) ISBNs

                At present Analytics displays all ISBNs recorded in a bib record in a single field, whether valid (020 $a), i.e. the true and accurate ISBN for the manifestation recorded, or invalid (020 $z), i.e. an incorrect ISBN or an ISBN for an alternative manifestation.

                It would be useful to be able to search and display these separately (for matching using collection management tools, etc.).

                18 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
                • 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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                    0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
                  • 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.

                    3 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
                    • Renewal Operator in Analytics

                      It would be useful to include Renewal Operator details in the Fulfillment Analysis area on Alma Analytics. This would allow us to identify and report on the number of renewals that took place at the circulation desk, via self service or via Primo.

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                        0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
                      • Real Time Analytics

                        Real-time Analytics data would be a fantastic feature. I foresee the lag in data refresh to be an issue validating our FPC data. Overall, it would just be beneficial to have up-to-the-minute data.

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                          0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
                        • 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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                            0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
                          • way to report in Analytics for the POL Note

                            Need the ability to report in Analytics for the POL Note. We would like to be able to pull a report for POLs which have a note.
                            The only POL note that I can find in Analytics is the Note to Vendor but the notes we are adding are not in this field.

                            207 votes
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                              12 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
                            • 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.

                              2 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
                              • Need a Physical items folder in the Course Reserves Subject area

                                Items details are missing from the Course reserves subject area in Alma Analytics. So can't get Barcode and other item details for course reserves.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
                                • Need Number of requests and clickthroughs per service type in Alma Analytics

                                  In Alma, we have General Electronic Services (GES) for ReprintsDesk. ReprintsDesk is our document delivery provider. The ReprintsDesk GES appears in the services window in Primo or when linking out from a database. If there is no full text found, the patron can request the article via ReprintsDesk. I need to get statistics for each quarter on how many times the GES was clicked.

                                  In SFX, we ran a query for the number of document delivery requests. It was in the SFX query "Number of requests and clickthroughs per service type” and the service type getDocumentDelivery. We need the same…

                                  13 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
                                  • In analytics, add usage data to the E-Inventory subject area

                                    Now that counter usage is more fully available via Analytics (thank you!), it would be useful to have the following measures available in the E-Inventory subject area: Journal Usage (JR1), Whole Book Usage (BR1), Partial Book Usage (BR2), Media Usage (MR1).

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                                      0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
                                    • Make 245 $p, $n, $s, $k, $f, $g part of "Title" criteria in Analytics &/or make them available as separate criteria

                                      Currently, the Analytics criteria “Bibliographic Details – Title” returns the 245 $a and $b in combination. This leaves out a good portion of the information needed to distinguish titles in series or parts from one another. Works of classical music are another area which require information from the other subfields for clarity. In the case of many archival materials, the current results leave the title field completely blank or skip many records, as there is no data recorded in either 245 $a or 245 $b. (Please see the attached file for examples.)
                                      In order to use these reports in any…

                                      155 votes
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                                        3 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
                                      • Create Analytics field for self check loans and returns

                                        Currently to identify self check stats for loans and returns in Analytics you either need to do one of the following:

                                        1. Create separate Circulation Desks for self checks
                                        2. If the operator Primary Identifier field is "None" assume the loan or return was a self check one

                                        Neither of these workarounds work if you choose to delete Library staff records from Alma and not retain full statistics in Analytics or if the Circulation Desks are deleted (which can happen if a Library is closed)

                                        It would be preferable to have a separate field in Analytics that indicates whether a…

                                        30 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add Proxy Users to "Users" subject area

                                          Adding Proxy Users to analytics would allow us to search for users that are proxies to another user, and also users that have proxies for themselves.

                                          This information isn't completely available within Alma, and it seems like an oversight that it's also unavailable in Analytics.

                                          54 votes
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