Alma Analytics is Alma’s built-in data analysis and reporting tool. You can use Analytics to compose analyses, run reports, and create dashboards for staff.
Analytics User Roles - to work in Analytics, the Designs Analytics and/or Analytics Administrator roles are needed. If a role in Analytics is necessary, please contact your supervisor for approval. It is recommended prior to requesting a report or adding an Analytics role to use Alma's Advanced Search.
Not an Analytics user and need a report? Please fill out a request form (RCL staff only), email AlmaRequest, or contact your Analytics functional point person.
Understanding Alma's Inventory Model
Alma Analytics for Beginners (~1 hour)
Introduction to Analytics (6 minutes)
UR Analytics Orientation Session One Recording (March 2022)
UR Analytics Orientation Session Two Recording (March 2022)
If additional help is needed, please contact your functional point person. George Eastman Museum: Anna-Sophia Zingarelli-Sweet Miner Library: Sue Atkins Jennifer McCarthy River Campus Libraries/MAG/CRDS: Emily Clasper Angela Grunzweig Sarah Sexstone Sibley Library: Sadia Hussain Sandy Lemmon
*Examples of possible file names using the tentative guidelines:
Items received by date
Use date prompt to display the items received. (Creator's name)
General circ stats by library
Displays general circulation statistics for all library locations. (Creator's name)
Expenditure by material type – Last three years
Displays annual expenditures per material type. (Creator's name)
Criteria and query used to run a report.
Output of an analysis.
Available to run at any time.
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A collection of reports.
|Subject Area||Data in Analytics that is organized into subject areas such as Funds Expenditure, Fulfillment, Users, Fines and Fees, and Physical Items. Subject areas contain folders, measure columns, attribute columns, and hierarchical columns.|
|Fact Table||Consists of the measurements, metrics, or facts related to a business process and contains the core part of the subject area.|
|Dimension||Tables that contain descriptive attributes (or fields) that are typically textual fields or discrete numbers behaving like text. Dimension attributes such as Library Code, Vendor Name, or Loan Date give facts a context.|
|Measurement Column||A column of data in subject areas that holds a simple list of data values that can change or can be counted or aggregated in some way.|
|Description Column||A column in subject areas that holds a flat list of values that are also known as members. No hierarchical relationship exists between these members, as is the case for members of a hierarchical column|
|Hierarchical Column||A column that holds data values that are organized using both named levels and parent-child relationships. This column is displayed using a tree-like structure. Individual members are shown in an outline manner, with lower-level members rolling into higher-level members.|
|Is Prompted||Valid for a column containing text, numbers, or dates and is used to include only those records in the column where no pre-filtered values are desired.|
Valid for a column that contains text, numbers, or dates and is used to enable a user to select the dashboard or report prompt operator when running the report.
Physical Items Historical Events