[OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Evergreen Reports Module

George Tuttle gtuttle at prlib.org
Mon Mar 1 16:05:33 EST 2010

A repository of reports sounds good as long as it didn't end up a dumping
ground of good templates mixed with bad, especially those bad templates that
look good.

Testing reports and documenting their accuracy is highly time-consuming. I
hate creating new reports because the next thing I have to do is create a
2nd report to verify the accuracy of the 1st report. 

And speaking of populating copy buckets -- though I can import notepad files
of barcodes into Evergreen, files larger than a 100 barcodes tend to result
in "white screening" and Staff/Client slows to a crawl. We need a status
conversion interface so we could set when missing items get converted to
discard/weed and set schedules when certain statuses get converted
automatically. Missing and Overdue Transits, especially. But old In Process
and Damaged items too

George Tuttle
Computer Services Librarian
Piedmont Regional Library System
770-867-2762 x103
770-891-0654 (cell)
770-867-7483 (fax)
gtuttle at prlib.org
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Jason Etheridge
Sent: Monday, March 01, 2010 2:38 PM
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Subject: Re: [OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Evergreen Reports Module

> If changes were to be made in Reports, what changes would you like to see?

First, I'd like to see a UI for exporting/importing report templates
across Evergreen installations (and have it catch whether a report
depends on a reporter extension which may not exist in the importing
installation).  Later, it may even be desirable to have the UI tap
directly into a community repository of such reports.

I'd also like to see reports be able to directly populate copy and/or
record buckets (going in the other direction is possible now, but
could probably be made easier).

I'd like to be able to configure a run-time limit for reports (for
example, if a report runs for over an hour, automatically kill it).

Jason Etheridge
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