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    Analytics Evidence PS4 - Add Standard Date / Time Option to All Subject Areas (Date Dimensions) - Resolved in Alma Jan 2020

    Created By: Igelu-Eluna Analytics
    Created on: 1/15/2019

    Add a standard date/time option to all subject areas. Some subject areas only have ‘Year’ ‘Month’ ‘Week’  as date options. Users need a consistent method of reporting date/time and date/time ranges in all Analytics subject areas.

    Users would like to be able to report on all transactions by date/day/time.  In some subject areas dates and date ranges cannot be user-defined. They are pre-defined as ‘Year’, ‘Week’ etc. 

    See also Leganto and Alma evidence and the Working Group's proposal for a consistent approach to dates in the future.

    status: resolved
    priority: high
    subject area: general

    Use Case: Ability to report by user-selected date ranges in all Primo subject areas. At the moment this cannot be done in the ‘Primo Popular Searches’ subject area. For sites using BIRT reports this creates a functional gap between what they achieve using BIRT reports vs Primo Analytics: BIRT reports enable users to report on Top Search Terms by ad-hoc date range; Primo Analytics does not.

    This was resolved in Alma by Ex Libris in the January 2020 release of Alma

    Ex Libris Response at ELUNA 2018 and in subsequent meetings 

    Ex Libris is committed to improving the date handling..

    The Analytics WG has provided specific examples where the date fields are not consistent.  Alice Tippitt has volunteered to work on this list.

    Original List

    1. Primo PNX Records: Dates dimension lacks date and DOW fields
    2. Primo Popular Searches: Dates dimension lacks week, date, and DOW fields
    3. Overall: It would be great to have the Date Filters that are available in Alma Analytics.

    From the IGeLU-ELUNA Analytics Working Group, Analytics Evidence Document

    Please send questions or comments to the Analytics Working Group Listserv


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