Add Statistical Categories via SIS
- Product: Alma
Is it possible to add a Statistical Category directly through the User Integrated Profile (SIS, Users Loader)? The tables "Statistical Categories" and "Category Types" have an Import option, yet "Statistical Categories/Types" can be very large too. Can this table be updated in batch, or is there a way to bypass it?
To confirm the structure that should be added to XML, add the statistical category to a user. Then create a "Sample" from:
1. Configuration > General > Integration Profiles
2. Click: Student Information System
3. Select tab "Actions".
4. Click: "Create Sample File". Search for your user, download the XML, then exit out of the dialog box.
For example, here are two Statistical Categories in the context of SIS XML:
<user_statistics> <user_statistic segment_type="External"> <statistic_category desc="Music">music</statistic_category> <category_type desc="Major">MAJOR</category_type> </user_statistic> <user_statistic segment_type="External"> <statistic_category desc="Hiking">Hiking</statistic_category> <category_type desc="Major">MAJOR</category_type> </user_statistic> </user_statistics>
Just make sure that if you have "Internal" in the XML sample, change it to "External".
Click "Steps to add Statistical Categories for Analytics" for a detailed article with links regarding Statistical Categories..
Read more about SIS and the XML XSD in the Developers Network "Loading External Users from SIS into Alma"
- Article last edited: 12-SEP-2018