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    Events

    Using the Events area, the Design Analytics user may create reports/dashboards that provide more details about events generated through Alma. Each time a cataloger creates, deletes, or updates an MMS record, for example, a new event is generated in Alma. By using the Events Subject Area, you can create an activity report and present how many new MMS records were created by each user.
    Events
    The following events are not included in the Events subject area:
     
    Event Code Description
    3008 File start stage
    3009 File end stage
    3016 Record merged with existing record
    3059 Error during harvesting
    4146 Resource was not found in partner's catalog
    6129 External System Rejected User
    8000 Publishing to primo
    8012 Information of linking PA number of linking
    9033 Attachment upload status
    9153 Succeeded to update users
    8022 (no description)
    8006  (no description)

    Field Descriptions

    The following lists the fields available in Events:
    Events – Field Descriptions

    Event Keys

    The Event Keys table is a fact table that stores all events generated in Alma. It contains all keys and values associated with events.
    Event Key
    Field Description Additional Information
    Event ID Stores the unique ID of the event  
    Creator Stores the creator of the event  
    Event Duration Stores the duration of the event in seconds  
    Session ID Stores the session ID to which the event was registered  
    Key Name Stores the key name – a category of event, such as Account Type and Action.  
    Key Value Stores the key value – a member of the key name such as Public and Staff.  
    Num of Events Stores the calculated fields that count all the unique events (by distinct event ID). Each event can have several entries in the table with different keys and values.

    Event Metadata

    The Event Metadata table is a dimension table that stores additional details about the event. The primary key is EVENT_TYPE.
    Event Metadata
    Field Description Additional Information
    Event Type Stores the event type  
    Description Stores the description of the event  
    Is Enabled Indicates if this event is recorded  
    Message Description Stores the message description with fillers for the parameters  
    PURGE_POLICY The number of months to save the event. Empty or 0 means that the event is never purged  

    Category

    The Category table is a dimension table that stores the category code and description of the event. The primary key is EVENT_TYPE.
    Category
    Field Description Additional Information
    Category Code Stores the category code Possible Values:
    • ADMINISTRATION
    • APPLICATION
    • REPOSITORY
    • SECURITY
    • SYSTEM
    Category Description Stores the category description  

    Module

    The Module table is a dimension table that stores the module code and description of the event. The primary key is EVENT_TYPE.
    Module
    Field Description Additional Information
    Module Code Stores the module code that the event associated with such as acquisition, inventory, migration, and repository  
    Module Description Stores the module description  

    Sub Module

    The Submodule table is a dimension table that stores the submodule code and description of the event. The primary key is EVENT_TYPE.
    Sub Module
    Field Description Additional Information
    Sub Module Code Stores the submodule code that the event associated with such as currency, PDA cleanup, and purchase orders  
    Sub Module Description Stores the submodule description  

    Severity

    The Severity table is a dimension table that stores the severity code and description of the event. The primary key is EVENT_TYPE.
    Severity
    Field Description Additional Information
    Severity Code Stores the severity code of the generated event such as error, fatal, information, and warning  
    Severity Description Stores the severity description  

    Event Date

    The Event Date table is a dimension table that stores details about the date of the event such a month, year, and quarter. Key fields may be used when calculations are required. Descriptions fields may be used for formatting the display of the report.
    Using this dimension, users may drill down from year to month to the specific event. The number of events are accumulated to the relevant level in the hierarchy.
    Event Date
    Field Description Additional Information
    Date Key Stores the date in the format 2/29/2012  
    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
    Month Desc Stores the month of the date in month description format such as February  
    Year Key Stores the year of the date in string format such as 2012  
    Year Desc Stores the year of the date in string format such as 2012.  
    Full Month Desc Stores the month and the year of the date in a display format such as Feb 12  
    Full Month Key Stores the month in a number format such as 9 for September and the year  
    Full Quarter Desc Stores the quarter of the date in a display format such as Q1 and the year  
    Full Quarter Key Stores the quarter of the date in a display format such as 1 and the year  
    Quarter Desc Stores the quarter of the date in a display format such as Q1  
    Quarter Key Stores the quarter of the date in a display format such as 1  
    New for November!
    Date Filter
    Used to filter report results by date.  
    Event Date Stores the Hierarchy column that allows the user to drill down from the year to the month to the specific event date. Using this column provides the user with the option to view the accumulative measures in each level of the hierarchy.  

    Security Events

    The Security Events table is a dimension table that stores details of security events generated by Alma. This table stores events associated with CATEGORY=SECURITY and MODULE=USER_MANAGEMENT. Using this dimension, a user may create the FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) reports that indicates which users in Alma may view details of other users.
    Security Events
    Field Description Additional Information
    Accessing User ID Stores the user ID of the user that accessed other user information  
    User ID Stores the user ID of the user whose details have been seen  
    User Accessing Operations Indicates when the Viewed operation was used to access the information  
    User Subentity List Name Describes the entity that has been seen such as address, email, and so forth.  

    Institution

    The shared Institution dimension allows the network institution 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.  
    If an analytics report is run from a member institution 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.

    Shared Dimensions with Other Subject Areas

    None.