[Koha] Basics of report writing

James Ghiorzi JGhiorzi at lib.co.san-benito.ca.us
Fri Feb 11 03:27:48 NZDT 2011

Hi Jim,

There is a manual for Koha http://koha-community.org/documentation/  Koha does offer some online help that is dependant to the screen your on.  Getting to the reporting of Koha is extremely easy,  although you do need an account that has permissions to run reports, otherwise the option will not appear.  There is a Koha report wiki at http://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/SQL_Reports_Library  these will tell you the different terms and syntax of reports (it uses SQL).  As far as damage I am pretty sure writing/running/creating/editing a report your just querying the database so I don't think its possible to damage the database.

Hope that helps.

James Ghiorzi
Library Assistant II
San Benito County Free Library
470 Fifth St.
Hollister, CA 95023
(831) 636-4107
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Subject: [Koha] Basics of report writing

Hello. We are investigating Koha for our next automation system and I have a couple of questions.

First, is there a basic manual or help file out there for the novice? Maybe something that lists all of the possible terms and syntax structures, as well as tells you how to get to the report writing area?

Second, we have a couple of supervisors with marginal computer expertise (I'm sure that comes off as ironic from someone who would ask the first question) who want to write their own reports. I'm nervous because in our current system (Dynix Classic), a lot of damage can be done when one is at the level for creating such reports, or has the security level to even get there. Is that something to be concerned about with Koha?

Thanks for any help you can provide.

--Jim Maroon

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