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IBM Data and AI Ideas Portal for Customers

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 (

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AI Assistant should be applied to user work flow, not just data

The AI assistant should be able to look at what a user is commonly doing within Cognos and suggest better ways of doing it. It should work with the user to set up these suggestions. Cognos is a complicated product, and users don't often use it the...
18 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Other 0 Submitted

Dynamic setup PDF page - New pdf feature/property that allows the report created using page set when run PDF for certain criteria to appear on the pdf page without causing too much white space at the bottom of pages when there is less data - which occurs when set a static page size for the output

This property will automate the data generation. Currently, for each server that we want to generate data, we have to enter in the report in editing mode and change the PDF page setup property to then run the report (run PDF) and change the proper...
6 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Other 0 Submitted

Images does not contain Accessible Name (508 Compliance)

Element with no accessible name: Image does not contain an accessible name. This would cause a screen reader to not be able to read off this element. Ask: Can you add an assessible name to the element? Similar issue was raised for PMR long back...
6 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Other 1 Submitted

send email with multiple different report outputs in it

A user schedules many reports and emails the outputs. They receive an email for each report they have scheduled. The user wants a single email with all outputs. Today, this can be achieved using Event Studio. But this solution is very hard for a t...
19 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Other 0 Submitted

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...
over 1 year ago in Cognos Analytics / Other 1 Future consideration

Reports should be able to save output as data set (dataset), just like HTML, Excel, PDF, CSV etc

A report should be able to save output as a data set. Run a report to a data set should be just as simple as running a report to Excel, PDF etc. Whilst the functionality exists to create a new data set report from an existing report, this means we...
19 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Other 0 Submitted

Using QR Code for login in Mobile App with SSL or SSO

Lots of our customers using SSL and SSO for Cognos Analytics On Prem. Since Cognos Version 11.2.4 they also more and more use the Mobile App for consuming Dashboards. The point is that they currently have to enter the Dispatcher URL for connecting...
5 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Other 0 Submitted

Ability to Store Data Connection in Job

We deliver several (20+) data sets to our clients in a multi-tenant environment. These datasets are deployed with demo data. They must copy these to a secured tenant folder in order to update them with their own data. We provide a pre-defined job ...
3 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Other 0 Submitted

Enable OKTA for Databricks connection

Currently we are using a particular user token in the databricks connection for authentication. If the connection enables OKTA capability like other reporting tools then it will be more secure and also we need not rotate the connection token every...
26 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Other 0 Submitted

Extend REST API to import/export Cognos content

We need a possibility to import/export Cognos content via REST API. There should be an interface where we can do the following tasks: Upload Cognos content (zip file) and parametrized import/export Parts of the Manage UI that should be completely ...
6 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Other 0 Future consideration