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    Analytics Objects

    Using the Analytics Objects subject area, the Design Analytics user can create reports/dashboards concerning analytic objects and is able to answer the following types of business questions:

    • How many of each object type does the institution have
    • How many users added a widget to his / her dashboard
    • How many users subscribed to a scheduled report or scheduled dashboard
    • Names and locations of each object type
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    Star Diagram – Analytics Objects

    Field Descriptions

    The following lists the fields available in Analytics Objects.
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    Analytics Objects – Field Descriptions

    Analytics Objects Measures

    The Analytics Objects Measures table is a fact table that stores all measures relating to analytics objects.
    Analytics Objects Measures
    Field Description Additional Information
    Num of Objects The number of objects  
    Num of Objects for Source Alma The number of objects for source Alma  
    Num of Objects for Source Primo The number of objects for source Primo  
    Num of Objects of Type Dashboard The number of objects of type report  
    Num of Objects of Type Dashboard - Active The number of active objects of type dashboard  
    Num of Objects of Type Dashboard - Not Active The number of non-active objects of type dashboard  
    Num of Objects of Type Report The number of objects of type report  
    Num of Objects of Type Scheduled Report The number of objects of type scheduled report  
    Num of Objects of Type Scheduled Report - Active The number of active objects of type scheduled report  
    Num of Objects of Type Scheduled Report - Not Active The number of non-active objects of type scheduled report  
    Num of Objects of Type Widget The number of objects of type widget  
    Num of Users Subscribers The number of user subscribers  
    Num of Users Subscribed to Dashboard The number of users subscribed to a dashboard  
    Num of Users Subscribed to Report The number of users subscribed to a report  
    Num of Users Subscribed to Scheduled Report The number of users subscribed to a scheduled report  
    Num of Widget Users The number of widget users  

    Analytics Object Details

    The Analytics Object Details table is a dimension table that stores all measures relating to analytics object details.
    Analytics Object Details
    Field Description Additional Information
    Object ID The object ID  
    Object Type The object type  
    Object Name The object name  
    Object Title The object title  
    Object Description The object description  
    Report Location The report location  
    Scheduled Report Format The scheduled report format  
    Scheduled Frequency The scheduled frequency  
    Scheduled Status The scheduled status  
    Scheduled FTP The scheduled FTP  
    Source System The source system  

    Created By

    The Created By table is a dimension table that stores all measures relating to the analytics objects creator.
    Field Description Additional information
    User ID Stores the unique ID of the user  
    Primary identifier Stores the primary identifier that the user uses in order to log on to Alma See the field location in Alma in the image below.
    User Title The title of the user  
    User Type Stores the values Internal and External.
    • Internal - An internal user is one whose core user details are managed within the system such as user name, password, contact information, and so forth.
    • External - An external user is one whose core user details are managed by a student information system.
    See the field location in Alma in the image below.
    User Group Stores the group with which the user is associated such as Faculty, Graduate, or Student See the field location in Alma in the image below.
    User Record Type Indicates if the user is a Public User or a Staff User See the field location in Alma in the image below.
    First Name Stores the user’s first name See the field location in Alma in the image below.
    Last Name Stores the user’s last name See the field location in Alma in the image below.
    Middle Name Stores the middle name of the user See the field location in Alma in the image below.
    Preferred First Name Stores the user’s preferred first name See the field location in Alma in the image below.
    Preferred Last Name Stores the user’s preferred last name See the field location in Alma in the image below.
    Preferred Middle Name Stores the user's preferred middle name See the field location in Alma in the image below.
    Job Description Stores free-form text that describes the function of the user in the library See the field location in Alma in the image below.
    Job Title Stores the job category definition to which the user belongs based on the Job Categories code table See the field location in Alma in the image below.
    Gender Possible values: male, female, none, other See the field location in Alma in the image below.
    Birth Date Stores the birth date of the user See the field location in Alma in the image below.
    Campus Code Stores the campus code of the user See the field location in Alma in the image below.
    Status Date Stores the date on which the patron was registered in the university See the field location in Alma in the image below..
    Status Indicates if the user is active See the field location in Alma in the image below.
    Creation Date Stores the date that the user was created in the system See the field location in Alma in the image below.
    Last Activity Date The last date that a patron made a request or borrowed or returned an item  
    Modified By Stores the name of the user that modified the user record See the field location in Alma in the image below.
    Modification Date Stores the date of the modification of the user record See the field location in Alma in the image below.
    Expiry Date Stores the date on which the user is to expire and no longer be able to get service from the system See the field location in Alma in the image below..
    Changing the user expiry date is one way to control item due dates that extend beyond the end of a semester and must be shortened to the end of the semester. For more information, see How to Make Items Have Due Dates at the End of the Semester.
    Locked Out Date Indicates the date on which the user is locked out. A user is locked out if he tries to access the Alma system several times with incorrect credentials.  
    Purge Date Stores the date on which the user record is to be deleted from Alma See the field location in Alma in the image below..
    Default Language Stores the default language of the user See the field location in Alma in the image below..
    Failed Authentication Stores the number of times that the user tried to access Alma with an incorrect password  
    Creator Stores the user name of the user that created the user in the system See the field location in Alma in the image below..
    External ID Stores the ID of the user in the originating system  
    Identifier 1 Stores identifier 1. The identifier field allows you to enrich the user details exported to Analytics with additional identifiers. Choosing a specific identifier to be included in the user details is done in Alma (in a table that is currently restricted to Ex Libris staff). For assistance in defining this field, contact Ex Libris Support.
    Only one value per identifier is supported.
    Identifier 2 Stores identifier 2. See details in "identifier 1" above.  
    IdP Service in Use Indicates if an identity provider service is in use  
    Statistical Categories 1-5 These fields allow you to map five statistical categories. This allows you to filter reports based on advanced user information typically stored in the statistical category fields. For more information, see Configuring Statistical Categories for Analytics.  
    Resource Sharing Library Code The code of the resource sharing library assigned to the user.  
    Resource Sharing Library The resource sharing library assigned to the user.  
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    Creation Date

    The table is a dimension table that stores all measures relating to the analytics objects creation date.
    Creation Date
    Field Description Additional Information
    Creation Date Stores the creation date in the date format 2/29/2012  
    Creation Start of Week The date of the first business day of the week  
    Creation Week Number The number of the week of the year  
    Creation Month Key Stores the month of the date in number format such as 2 for February This field is useful when you want to sort by month
    Creation Month Stores the month of the date in month description format such as February  
    Creation Full Month Stores the month and the year of the date in a display format such as Feb 12  
    Creation Quarter Stores the quarter of the date in a display format such as Q1  
    Creation Year Stores the year of the date in string format such as 2012  
    Creation Fiscal Month Key Stores the fiscal year of the date in number format such as 2 for February.  
    Creation Fiscal Year Stores the fiscal year of the date in string format such as 2012  
    Creation Date Filter Used to filter report results by date.  
    Creation Date Stores the Hierarchy column that allows the user to drill down from the year to the month to the specific loan date. Using this column provides the user with the option to view the accumulative measures in each level of the hierarchy.  

    Modification Date

    The table is a dimension table that stores all measures relating to Analytics Objects modification date.
    Representation Modification Date
    Field Description Additional Information
    Modification Date Stores the modification date in the date format 2/29/2012  
    Modification Start of Week The date of the first business day of the week  
    Modification Week Number The number of the week of the year  
    Modification Month Key Stores the month of the date in number format such as 2 for February This field is useful when you want to sort by month
    Modification Month Stores the month of the date in month description format such as February  
    Modification Full Month Stores the month and the year of the date in a display format such as Feb 12  
    Modification Quarter Stores the quarter of the date in a display format such as Q1  
    Modification Year Stores the year of the date in string format such as 2012  
    Modification Fiscal Month Key Stores the fiscal year of the date in number format such as 2 for February.  
    Modification Fiscal Year Stores the year of the date in string format such as 2012  
    Modification Date Filter Used to filter report results by date  
    Modification Date Stores the Hierarchy column that allows the user to drill down from the year to the month to the specific loan date. Using this column provides the user with the option to view the accumulative measures in each level of the hierarchy.  

    Institution

    The shared Institution dimension allows the Network Zone to view reports according to institution. It is available in every subject area. It contains the following fields:
    Institution
    Field Description Additional information
    Institution Code The code of the institution.  
    Institution Name The name of the institution.  
    Institution Timezone The timezone of the institution  
    Data Available As Of When the data became available to analytics  
    Data Updated As Of When the data was taken from Alma  
    If an analytics report is run from the Network Zone in a collaborative network implementing a Network Zone, all member institutions are included in the report for Institution Code and Institution Name.
    If an analytics report is run from an institution that is not part of a collaborative network implementing a Network Zone, only the single institution from which the report is run is included in the report for Institution Code and Institution Name.
    Reports involving data across a collaborative network implementing a Network Zone may take longer to run than reports within one institution.

     

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