[OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] ***SPAM*** ***SPAM*** Re: Evergreen Reports Module

scrlheadlib at mts.net scrlheadlib at mts.net
Tue Mar 2 11:22:02 EST 2010

Sorry, maybe I just don't understand what a "canned" report is.  My understanding is that that would be a report that is preset.  If these are available in Evergreen please point me in the right direction as I have not seen any.

Mary Toma
South Central Regional Library
160 Main Street
Box 1540
Winkler, MB R6W 4B4
scrlheadlib at mts.net

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From: open-ils-general-bounces at list.georgialibraries.org [mailto:open-ils-general-bounces at list.georgialibraries.org] On Behalf Of Dan Scott
Sent: March 2, 2010 8:16 AM
To: Karen Hutchison; Evergreen Discussion Group
Subject: Re: [OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] ***SPAM*** ***SPAM*** Re: Evergreen Reports Module

On 2 March 2010 07:41, Karen Hutchison <khutchison at pcad.edu> wrote:
> Hello All,
> All though I am only in the research process in choosing a new ILS system [I
> do not currently use Evergreen, but it is a consideration], I must say that
> the report options are very important in the decision making process. I
> agree %100, that some canned reports can make the process more productive at
> times (especially in institutions where staff wears many hats), but the
> option to create individualize reports is just as important. So I guess
> what I am saying is the BOTH options would be a perfect world in the report
> writing world.

To be clear for those who are unfamiliar with reporting in Evergreen,
the reports mechanism in Evergreen does support both canned reports
and templates where you can fill in variables for customized reports.
And one can always clone a canned report and remove some of the preset
filter variables to turn it into a new template.

The only piece that is missing, based on my reading of the discussion
in the area of canned reports / templates, is the ability to export
and import report templates from one Evergreen system to another - and
then, assuming that functionality gets added, we would need some sort
of community process to decide which templates to add into a base

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