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    Add bibliographic or holding fields to Alma Analytics

    • Product: Alma


    How can additional bibliographic and holding MARC21 fields be added to Alma Analytics?


    Up to 10 bibliographic fields can be reported in Alma Analytics under Bibliographic Details as 'Local Param' fields from 1 to 10.

    Additionally, up to 10 Holding fields can be added to the Holding Details dimension of the Physical Items subject area as Holding Local Parameters (1-10)

    In order to implement this feature, contact Alma Support via SalesForce Case and indicate the bibliographic or holding fields and their corresponding 'Local Param' fields. All MARC fields other than control fields can be added as local parameters. Accordingly, the field must be greater than or equal to 010.

    The execution and deployment of the configuration change will be done in the next extract of data to Analytics (expected to run on a nightly basis).



    If there are multiple Local Parameters set for different Institution Zones within a Network Zone, what  parameters will be displayed in the Network Zone?


    The Network Zone will see each Institution Zone's Local Parameters. 

    For example:

    IZ #1: Local Parameter 01 = 901

    IZ #2: Local Parameter 01= 999


    The Network Zone will see both customized Local Parameters in Analytics.

    Additional Information

    Subfields can be maintained in the Analytics fields identified for Local Param. When this capability is implemented, fields/subfields appear in Alma Analytics with the Alma subfield delimiter (either $$ or ‡) used to delineate the subfield content. Contact Support to enable this feature. Note that reindexing is required to fully implement this capability.

    • Article last edited: 12-Jun-2020
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