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In WorldShare Report Designer, a universe maps to data in the database but presents data to you in non-technical terms. A universe contains objects, classes, and pre-defined query filters.

Select a universe

  1. In the left navigation, click Report Launch Pad.
  2. Select Web Intelligence from the Applications drop-down list in the upper right-hand toolbar.
  3. Click the New icon.
  4. Double-click Universe.
  5. Select a universe. See below for a list of available universes.
  6. Click OK.

Available universes

  • Acquisitions
  • Cataloging
  • Circulation Events
  • Circulation Fiscal Transactions
  • Circulation Hold Request
  • Circulation Item Status
  • Circulation Patron Information
  • Circulation Scheduled Items
  • Data Refresh Activity
  • E-Resources
  • LHR Item Detail
  • Overlap
  • Serials Received

Video tutorials

The following tutorials are designed to help Report Designer customers understand the available universes and learn a few tips and tricks for creating more valuable reports.

Using the Acquisitions Universe

Using the Cataloging Universe

Using the Circulation Events Universe

Using the Circulation Fiscal Transactions Universe

Using the Circulation Hold Request Universe

Using the Circulation Item Status Universe

Using the Circulation Patron Information Universe


Using the Overlap Universe

 Learn more in a training course:  Create multiple universe reports in WorldShare Report Designer


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