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Analyzing a Calendaring dataset

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Getting there

Via the command bar

To analyze a dataset, click on  Analyze in the command bar. This will take you to the default dataset selected in your account's settings. If you are currently viewing the Record Data page for a dataset, however, it will take you to that same dataset's Analyze page instead.

Navigating to the Analyze Data page via the command bar


Via the homepage

In the Shortcuts box, select a dataset from the  Analyze Data In dropdown.

Navigating to the Analyze Data page via the homepage shortcuts


Via the Datasets page

Click on a dataset's Analyze Data () button in the Actions column.

Navigating to the Analyze Data page via the Datasets page


Generating reports

  1. Use the date pickers to select the Date Range​ for your report.
  2. Choose which type of data you'd like to analyze from the dropdown menu: Room Bookings; Librarian Appointments; Events; Spaces; or Equipment.
    • Please note: if your dataset is using manual entry (i.e. is not synced to a LibCal system), these options may have different labels because Admin users can customize them in the dataset's settings.
  3. Click the Go button to generate the report.

Example of generating a report


Overview report

The ​Overview​ report will break down your room bookings, librarian appointments, events, spaces, and equipment by day, month, or year. This will allow you to analyze your totals over time.


Distribution report

The Distribution​ report will give you a breakdown of your room bookings, librarian appointments, events, spaces, and equipment by day of the week, weekday/weekend, and month. This can help you identify your busiest days of the week, busiest months of the year, and how busy you are during week vs. the weekends.


Trends report

The trends report allows you to compare the current date range against the same period of time in previous years. This can help you see the overall trend, as well as year-over-year differences. When running this report, be sure to use a Date Range of one year or less for best results.

  1. From the Select Trend Period​ dropdown, choose how far back you want to see.
  2. Click on the Show Trends​ button to generate the report.
  3. Click on the Toggle Trend Details​ link to view year-over-year differences and differences vs. the first year of the trend period.