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  1. 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.

    32 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
    • 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

      88 votes
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        2 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
      • Add Electronic Service information to Analytics E-Inventory subject area

        Information at the Electronic Service level in Alma is not searchable in advanced search or Analytics - it can only be accessed by individually viewing a single electronic service. Making service-level information accessible through Analytics would enable searching across all collections for troubleshooting or updating information.

        I am particularly interested in the Electronic Service Public Note field. Portfolio Public Note and Electronic Collection Public Note are already available through Analytics. Making Electronic Service Public Note available would allow me to view all the Public Notes that appear to our users and update them as necessary.

        26 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
        • Analytics report for titles daily

          I would like to have the possibility of knowing the updated amount of titles daily. Alma currently updates that information only every 28 days. This does not allow having statistics updated until the previous day.

          7 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
          • Date of location change in Analytics

            Analytics should allow users to run reports on the date of an Item's location change -- e.g. how many items were moved from Library A to Library B during a certain time period. This information is visible in the Item history tab; it should be made available for management reports especially now as libraries are engaged in consolidation, off-site storage, and shared print projects.

            38 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
            • Please include a way to FTP report results from Alma Analytics

              Currently there is no way to directly FTP the output of a report in Alma Analytics. They can be exported locally or emailed, but no direct FTP.

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                1 comment  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
              • 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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                  0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
                • export sets into Analytics

                  I appreciate the ability to export Analytics results directly into an Alma set, but I would like to be able to export a set of records directly into Analytics without having to recreate my Alma search (if I can) in Analytics. This would also be very helpful for working on sets of records that other people at my institution have created!

                  3 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
                  • Change the Network Number field in Analytics to use a semicolon between subfields in addition to fields.

                    The Network Number field in Analytics includes a number of fields, including 035$a and $z, 019 $a and $z, and some 7xx linking fields. The documentation says the delimiter is "; ".

                    What actually happens is that the delimiter is present only between fields, not between numbers in repeatable subfields in the same field. If an 035 contains one $a and three $z subfields, there will not be a semicolon delimiter between them, only a space. This makes it difficult to parse out individual fields, and not possible to find erroneous numbers with a space in the subfield.

                    Please change…

                    3 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
                    • New Analytics field for OCLC number in Bibliographic Details

                      Currently in Analytics the Bibliographic Details category contains Network Number. Network number indexes OCLC numbers as well as other identifiers from the Marc record. (Included Marc fields: 019 a,z 035 a,z 774 w 773 w 775 w 777 w 786 w 800 w 810 w
                      811 w 830 w)

                      Our institution needs to search specifically only OCLC numbers and would ask if Exlibris could create a new Analytics field for OCLC number. This field should only search the 035 $a and $z and only include 035 subfields with OCLC prefixes ((OCoLC), ocn, ocm,...)

                      https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Alma/Product_Documentation/Alma_Online_Help_(English)/Resource_Management/020Using_the_Repository_Search/050Search_Indexes
                      https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Alma/Product_Documentation/Alma_Online_Help_(English)/Analytics/Titles

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                        13 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
                      • Index Statistical category fields for use in reports

                        Our library uses customer Statistical Categories to track usage by external students. We need to be able to filter reports on statistical categories to certain time periods but the Creation Date field isn't currently indexed.

                        The Alma User Details > Statistics tab displays the following columns, see attached statistics screenshot 1: - Statistical Category - Category Type - Note - Created By - Creation Date - External Data You can also export an individual users statistics log with these fields. However in Alma analytics not all of these fields are available for reporting, see attached statistics screenshot 2. The missing…

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                          0 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.

                          24 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
                          • 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

                            5 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
                            • Make Electronic Service authentication note available to Alma Analytics

                              Most of our authentication notes go into the Electronic Service authentication note field in Alma.

                              Currently it is not possible to report on this field in Alma Analytics.

                              Please Make Electronic Service authentication note available to Alma Analytics.

                              3 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  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.).

                                14 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
                                • Add normalized call number to the subject areas for fulfillment analytics

                                  Right now the normalized call number option is available only when creating an analytics report under physical items. The ability for sorting by normalized call number would also be beneficial when creating analytics reports under the fulfillment section.

                                  20 votes
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                                    0 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.

                                    8 votes
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                                      3 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
                                    • Subject: when exporting Analytics reports into csv file, please enclose each item with quotation marks. Contents: Our labeling program does

                                      Subject: when exporting Analytics reports into csv file, please enclose each item with quotation marks.
                                      Contents: Our labeling program doesn't identify items without quotation marks.

                                      For example,
                                      Item1 (X)
                                      "Item1" (O)

                                      Please consider adding the option of putting each item in quotation mark when exporting Analytics report in format of csv.

                                      Thanks

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                                        0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
                                      • Subject headings's in Analytics

                                        Analytics combines all the subject heading into one result for an individual bib record. This can be hard to read if a bib record has more them 4 subject headings. It would be more useful if each individual subject heading had its own result for an individual bib record.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
                                        • Analytics: physical items historical events subject area should include normalized call number

                                          The physical items historical events subject area in Analytics should index the normalized call number data so that we can sort any data retrieved by shelving call number.

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