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This portal is to open public enhancement requests against products and services offered by the IBM Data & AI organization. To view all of your ideas submitted to IBM, create and manage groups of Ideas, or create an idea explicitly set to be either visible by all (public) or visible only to you and IBM (private), use the IBM Unified Ideas Portal (https://ideas.ibm.com).


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Welcome to the IBM Ideas Portal (https://www.ibm.com/ideas) - Use this site to find out additional information and details about the IBM Ideas process and statuses.

IBM Unified Ideas Portal (https://ideas.ibm.com) - Use this site to view all of your ideas, create new ideas for any IBM product, or search for ideas across all of IBM.

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IBM Data & AI Roadmaps (http://ibm.biz/Data-and-AI-Roadmaps) - Use this site to view roadmaps for Data & AI products.

IBM Employees should enter Ideas at https://hybridcloudunit-internal.ideas.aha.io/


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Populate from schedule choices during Run Once

Some Report Admins are noticing a different in the "Run Once" option in Cognos 11 vs. Cognos 10:In C10, the "Run once" link in the schedule page gave you an option to either run the schedule right then with all the saved values (prompts, outputs, ...
6 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Other 0 Future consideration

Configure Cognos Mail Server using OAuth

With the deprecation of basic authentication scheduled for October, the configuration of our SMTP server (Exchange online) will no longer work as this uses basic authentication. We need a way to use OAuth to connect to our 365 smtp server. There i...
6 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Other 0 Future consideration

Show No Data Available in scheduled report/job vs. job fail

Have a list report that runs every day. If data is not available, running interactively will show 'no data available'. If report is run as a scheduled report/job, then the job fails rather than returning report with no data available as the message.
7 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Other 0 Future consideration

Cognos for Office Add In - RefreshAllData via VBA

With RefreshAllDataAndFormat and RefreshAllData you cann refresh data in an Excel Spreadsheet via VBA. Both applie to the entire Spreadsheet. I use some Spreadsheet in which two or more reports are embedded. It would be good if you can update the ...
8 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Other 0 Future consideration

Enhance ClassCastException to Support Integration with Dynatrace

We need to submit a request to enhance Cognos Analytics. Dynatrace is a system monitoring tool. It monitors your infrastructure (Server memory, CPU, etc.), as well as the application (in memory monitoring). When Dynatrace is enabled there is a fea...
12 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Other 0 Future consideration

Keyboard shortucts and keyboards arrows for query explorer

I would like to use keyboard arrows or command such pageup pagedown to be able to move between query items Using only mouse and point and click to select it is in some situations very slow and not smart.
12 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Other 0 Future consideration

Store the metadata in a Data Module

When importing from one environment to another one, the loaded metadata which the data modules reference to is not found. It gives you a warning when importing the deployment with the names of the Data source and Schema you need to load the metada...
about 1 year ago in Cognos Analytics / Other 0 Future consideration

Copy email addresses from distribution list

Sometimes one needs to repoint a job step to another report or just send another report to the same or similar DL, so it would be quick to just copy the DL from one to another. However in the latest GUIs, the email addresses cannot be copied as te...
about 1 year ago in Cognos Analytics / Other 0 Future consideration

Show message when adding email address that is already in the list

When maintaining the email distribution list for a report, the interface doesn't accept an email address that is already in the list (which is good), neither does it give a message saying exactly that (which is not so good). As you do not know why...
about 1 year ago in Cognos Analytics / Other 0 Future consideration

Macro to get user groups and or roles in cognos or ad

For the moment in reporting and fm there are only macro that are able to get security information of the user logged in. Example:CSVIdentityNameList(). I would like to have a macro that shows roles and groups (at least inside cognos namespace)...
over 1 year ago in Cognos Analytics / Other 0 Future consideration