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The Raptor Graph Wizard

The graph wizard in Raptor (accessed using the "Wizard" tab in your Raptor install) is an easy to use way to explore the usage information gathered from your Raptor Collectors (ICAs). This page describes all of the functionality of this feature. See these example walkthroughs for a guided tour of using the graph wizard.

Note this function has less features, but is simpler to use, than the related Graph functionality.

An overview

The Raptor graph wizard is a tool that allows you to build complex reports in a step-by-step manner.

Creating new Reports, using Saved Reports

To create a new report, click on the Wizard tab of Raptor Web, and then click on the "create a new report button".

Once you've built a Report, you can click on the "save" button and that report will be saved for future reuse.

Saved reports can be access by clicking on the Wizard tab of Raptor Web, then choosing from the list of saved reports. These reports can be run again by clicking on the graph icon next to it, edited by clicking on the pencil icon, or delete by clicking on the trash icon.

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Reporting Period

When creating a report using the Wizard, the first step is to choose the Reporting period.

Various options are available to you that ship with the default install of Raptor:

  • Last month - the previous complete calendar month.
  • Today minus one week - The last week, including today.
  • Today minus one month - The last month, including today.
  • Today minus one year - The last year, including today.
  • Previous SCONUL year - the previous complete SCONUL year (i.e. Aug 1st to July 31st)

Advanced users can also create their own date ranges, see this page for further information.

Event Types

The wizard can be used to display one or more of the event types that Raptor supports. For each type that you want to report on, choose it from the drop down and click the "add" button.

If you want to remove an event type that you added, simply click the delete button next to the relevant entry.

Graph Functions

For each event type that you added in the previous step, you can choose which function you wish to run. What functions are available will depend on the event type.

For a complete list of functions available, see this page.


For each event type you added to this report, you can now modify the set of series that you wish to graph. If all you want is a single series with no filtering, you can simply click next.

However, if you wish to drill down into the data, then you can do so by adding multiple series, !and/or by adding filters to each series.

To add a new series, simply click the green add button at the bottom left of the relevant event type pane. To add filters to a particular series, click the add filter icon.

For each filter, choose the field that you want to filter on, the filter operation, and the value to filter on. For example, to filter the series for a particular department, you would choose "" "EQUALS" "[name of dept]". Or to filter for a particular resource - "resourceid" "EQUALS" "[identifier of resource]".

Post Processors

For each event type you added to this report, you can now perform some optional post-processing of the results that you wish to graph. This includes such things as sorting the results, etc. If you just want the data presented as-is, simply click next.

For a complete list of post-processors available, see this page.

Graph Options