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Install and config

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Setting the content defaults globally

In CA 11.2.1 you can set up content similar to Cognos Connection in 10.2 if you change to List View, row size "Compact" and sort by "Type". Unfortunately this has to be set for every browser for every client because this custom settings will be st...
about 2 years ago in Cognos Analytics / Install and config 1 Future consideration

Support public cloud (AWS/Azure/GCP) managed database services for content/audit stores

Currently, if we opt to use one of the public cloud providers (AWS/Azure/GCP) to host Cognos Analytics Local, we are required to provision a self-managed database host and database in order to host the Cognos Analytics content stores. This limits ...
over 2 years ago in Cognos Analytics / Install and config 1 Future consideration

Allow the addition of new components during the upgrade process.

At present, upgrading Cognos Analytics reads the currently installed components from the cmplst.txt file, and only upgrades those components. It is not possible to add any additional or new components (for example, Image Service) during an upgrade...
9 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Install and config 1 Future consideration

Preserve advanced settings in case of full clean install

Preserve Manage-UI advanced settings and Dispatcher advanced settings in case of full clean install (Content Store upgrade and fixpack installation)
almost 2 years ago in Cognos Analytics / Install and config 0 Not under consideration

Request to add a feature for storing trusted credentials in Cognos Analytics without password grant configuration in a configured OIDC namespace

Currently, Cognos Analytics 11.x requires password grant configured on the IdP in order to store trusted credentials for an OIDC namespace. However, password grant is not the most secure grant type to work with, and as such, I would like to reques...
12 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Install and config 2 Future consideration

Enable the possibilities to a Cognos Expert to add new Vendor Specific Function entry for not supported database (eg. Redshift)

The purpose of Cognos is to allow each user not to know the language of the Database used, lacking the list of functions into the Expression Definition for some databases, the goal of the product fails. users are not helped to understand what are ...
9 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Install and config 0 Future consideration

Use S3 for externalization of outputs

Our content stores (currently DB2) are growing through more and bigger outputs from reports although we have a rigid housekeeping. But in any case, we are limited to a certain content store size. And database storage is very expensive. File extern...
9 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Install and config 0 Future consideration

Extend REST API to configure and customize environments

We need a possibility to configure and customize our Cognos environments via REST API. It is not possible for us to do these tasks via Manage-UI, because we have dozens of environments and they should all be configured and customized identically. ...
9 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Install and config 0 Future consideration

IBM Cognos Analytics 11.1.7 or 11.2.x versions signed install and Signed DLL and exec files

IT security Team is asking us to All cognos install files -DLL and exe needs to be signed. That way it can be trusted from security standpoint of view
about 2 years ago in Cognos Analytics / Install and config 0 Future consideration

Drillthrough component between Powerplay and Report Studio 64bit

Hello, we use Powerplay and drillthrough reports in Report Studio. We need to install a 32bit dispatcher that powerplay drillthrough function is working. The reason is the component of drillthrough definition which requires a 32 bit report service...
about 1 month ago in Cognos Analytics / Install and config 0 Submitted