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Changing the source of a dataset

As a data analyst I want to be able to change the source of a dataset. This is necessary when it has been moved or the location name has been changed. We know where the source is, but there's no way we can change the source.
almost 6 years ago in Cognos Analytics / Data Access and Modelling 1 Not under consideration

Object Level Security at Table and Field Level for Data Modules

Data Modules do not currently have a way to specify object level security at the table or field level the way Framework Manager does. You should be able to set which tables and fields a particular user or group of users is able to see. There are m...
about 5 years ago in Cognos Analytics / Data Access and Modelling 3 Not under consideration

Data Module created from Data Server with multiple connections should be able to use any connection

We have a Data Module set up using a Data Server. This Data Server has two different connections that have many of the same schemas loaded, but the connections have different permissions. Certain users have access to one connection while other use...
about 5 years ago in Cognos Analytics / Data Access and Modelling 0 Not under consideration

Data source support for SAP BW4/HANA

SAP announced new BW4HANA platform at autumn 2016, which is a performance optimized and much simpler approach than old BW on HANA solution, which IBM does support. BW4HANA should be added as supported data source to allow high-performance access t...
almost 7 years ago in Cognos Analytics / Data Access and Modelling 0 Not under consideration

Data Module - Possibility to join DC, PA cube, File and FM sources

Possibility create joins in Data module between different type of data sources. E.g. it is not possible to join two dynamic cubes on the fly or enrich Cube data with excel or to combine Planning analytics data to Dynamic Cubes.
over 5 years ago in Cognos Analytics / Data Access and Modelling 0 Not under consideration

auto loading of metadata in data server connection

At the moment it is not possible to automatically (re)load the meta data for a data server connection. It would be helpful to have a way to automate this with a timer job or something else, so that users dont have to do a manual refresh of the met...
over 5 years ago in Cognos Analytics / Data Access and Modelling 0 Not under consideration

Cognos Analytics Cube designer supports Denodo Datasource

At this moment IBM does not support the Cognos Analytics clients like Framework Manager and Cube Designer in combination with Denodo, We are within a migration from Netezza (End of Life) to Db2/Denodo Denodo supports Cognos (So tells their websi...
over 4 years ago in Cognos Analytics / Data Access and Modelling 1 Not under consideration

Datamodule doesn't support store procedures

By introducing the capability to import database stored procedures as parameterized query objects in the Data Module, you could streamline your workflow within Cognos and eliminate the need for additional Cognos Framework Manager installations. Th...
about 2 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Data Access and Modelling 0 Submitted

Change the data module used within a report without breaking the report

Reports often need to be repointed to different data sources from those that were used to create them. Scenario 1. For example we notice an error in a data module. In a typical production system we cant just update the live data module, we could b...
over 1 year ago in Cognos Analytics / Data Access and Modelling 0 Not under consideration

Data modules - Possibility to control access to different data sources

We want to control which data sources (Packages, Data sets, Files, Data Modules, Databases) our customers could use when they create and edit data modules. Currently there is no possibilty to restrict the available data sources. Initially they sho...
over 1 year ago in Cognos Analytics / Data Access and Modelling 2 Not under consideration