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    tab_events.eng types and pc_tab_exp_field.eng values used by ARC - Questions

    • Article Type: General
    • Product: Aleph
    • Product Version: 18.01

    Description:
    We are working on Circulation Statistics and have several questions about them.
    Please answer the following quetions:

    1. In Arc,” Event Type ID” and “Event Type Description “comes from tab_events.eng. Event “Category Id “ and ”Event Category Description” comes from pc_tab_exp_field.eng. It seems that there is a file or table that maps the fields in tab_events.eng to the fields pc_tab_exp_field.eng. Where is this table? In pc_tab_exp_field.eng we have a field description as 10 “unknow” and the fields from tab_events.eng that map to it seem to be booking statistics, and we are getting “Event Type Ids” of 95 and 96 that are not mapped or described.

    2. We are getting data with an “Event Type ID “of 95 and 96, which is not mapped to any field in pc_tab_exp_field.eng. What type of events do these fields count?

    3. Loans: Transfer Loan - tab_events.eng type 56. Does this event count loans to the “In Transit “patron?

    4. How are Returns from the “IN Transit” patron counted or logged? There doesn’t seem to be a category for them in tab_events.eng.

    5. Holds. tab_events.eng counts:
    71 Expand Hold Request on Available Item
    72 Non-Expand Hold Request on Available Item
    73 Expand Hold Request on Nonavailable Item
    74 Non-Expand Hold Request on Nonavailable Item

    What is an “Expand” hold or a “Non-Expand hold’?

    Resolution:
    QUESTION 1: Is there a relationship between pc_tab_exp_field.eng and tab_events.eng?
    ANSWER: The relation between them is connected only to ARC and occurs only in ARC.

    QUESTION 2: Does “Event Type ID” and “Event Type Description“ from tab_events.eng relate to “Category Id“ and ”Event Category Description” in pc_tab_exp_field.eng?
    ANSWER: The relation between them is connected only to ARC and occurs only in ARC.
    Please see the following tables:

    pc_tab_exp_field.eng:

    Event Type desc Event Category
    31 Creating New ILL Request 01
    50 Simple Loan 02
    51 Reading Room Loan 02
    52 Offline Loan 02
    53 Advance Booking Loan 02
    54 Routing List Loan 02
    55 ILL Loan 02
    56 Transfer Loan 02
    57 Remote Storage Loan 02
    61 Return 03
    62 Web Renewal 04
    63 PC Renewal 04
    64 Batch Renewal 04
    65 Item Declared Lost 05
    66 Item Claimed Returned 06
    71 Expand Hold Request on Available Item 07
    72 Non-Expand Hold Request on Available Item 07
    73 Expand Hold Request on Nonavailable Item 07
    74 Non-Expand Hold Request on Nonavailable Item 07
    75 Reserve Advance Booking Item 07
    80 In-house Use 08
    81 Photocopy Request 09
    82 Return of Item Not on Loan 03

    tab_events.eng:

    Event ID Event Category
    01 ILL Requests
    02 Loans
    03 Returns
    04 Renewals
    05 Lost
    06 Claimed Returned
    07 Hold Requests
    08 In-house Use
    09 Photocopy Request
    10 Unknown

    This table shows the relations between event type and event category. For example Event types 62-64 are part of event category 04 (Renewals).

    QUESTION 3: In usm50/tab/pc_tab_exp_field.eng - what does this value do?:

    EVENT-CATEGORY L Unknow 10

    ANSWER: It should be ‘Unknown’. When the event type is not one of the above, then it will receive event category 10 (Unknown).

    QUESTION 4: Does the following setup in mh50/tab/pc_tab_exp_field.eng and tab_events.eng allow *all* possible values available in the ARC reports?

    EVENT-CATEGORY L ILL Requests 01
    EVENT-CATEGORY L Loans 02
    EVENT-CATEGORY L Returns 03
    EVENT-CATEGORY L Renewals 04
    EVENT-CATEGORY L Lost 05
    EVENT-CATEGORY L Claimed Returned 06
    EVENT-CATEGORY L Hold Requests 07
    EVENT-CATEGORY L In-house Use 08
    EVENT-CATEGORY L Photocopy Request 09
    EVENT-CATEGORY L Booking 10

    !1 2 3
    !!-!-!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    31 Y Creating New ILL Request

    50 Y Simple Loan
    51 Y Reading Room Loan
    52 Y Offline Loan
    53 Y Advance Booking Loan
    54 Y Routing List Loan
    55 Y ILL Loan
    56 Y Transfer Loan
    57 Y Remote Storage Loan
    58 Y Delete loan
    59 Y Maintenance Loan

    61 Y Return
    62 Y Web Renewal
    63 Y PC Renewal
    64 Y Batch Renewal
    65 Y Item Declared Lost
    66 Y Item Claimed Returned

    71 Y Expand Hold Request on Available Item
    72 Y Non-Expand Hold Request on Available Item
    73 Y Expand Hold Request on Nonavailable Item
    74 Y Non-Expand Hold Request on Nonavailable Item
    75 Y Reserve Advance Booking Item

    80 Y In-house Use
    81 Y Photocopy Request
    82 Y Return of Item Not on Loan

    90 Y Booking
    91 Y Booking turning to Loan
    92 Y Delete Booking

    95 Y Other Institute Fulfillment
    96 Y Item Is Received at Pickup Location

    ANSWER: If you wish that there will be ‘new’ event categories, please create a new SI with Enhancement request for new categories. Please write which event type you would like to see per each new category.
    If you wish to add event types to existing categories please state that in the enhancement request.

    I see that the client had changed category ‘10’ to ‘booking’ in tab_events.eng:

    EVENT-CATEGORY L Booking 10

    All ‘other’ types will receive this category.

    QUESTION 5: Are "in transit" loans and returns recorded as a type 50 (simple loan) according to tab_ev


    • Article last edited: 10/8/2013