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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 5 years ago in Cognos Analytics / Data Access and Modelling 1 Future consideration

Ability to create alias tables in data modules

Need the ability to create Alias Tables in Data modules. This is a requirement to effectively use data modules instead of Framework Manager.
about 5 years ago in Cognos Analytics / Data Access and Modelling 1 Future 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 4 years ago in Cognos Analytics / Data Access and Modelling 3 Future 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 4 years ago in Cognos Analytics / Data Access and Modelling 0 Future 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 4 years ago in Cognos Analytics / Data Access and Modelling 0 Future 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 4 years ago in Cognos Analytics / Data Access and Modelling 0 Future consideration

Process Cognos Analytics report output further as input in Data Module

Purpose is usually very simple planning or easy implementation of data from an additional source. Workaround is file export, external processing & import as uploaded file (last even without a native scheduling). Transferring existing business ...
about 1 year ago in Cognos Analytics / Data Access and Modelling 2 Future consideration

Allow Query set operations between packages or data modules

You can add data from multiple packages that use the dynamic query mode. However, Query set operations (join, union, intercept, except) are supported only for the default package or data module. Not being able to join queries built from different ...
8 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Data Access and Modelling 3 Future consideration

Cognos Data module Lookup reference property for implementing relative time

Lookup reference property in Data Module is currently available only when creating calculations created within a table, but, not when we create calculations that reside outside of tables. We are trying to implement relative time for calculated fie...
9 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Data Access and Modelling 0 Future consideration

Shared Data Source Signons

Due to the heightened levels of security, we are forced to change our credentials to data sources often. In Cognos Connection, we can associate multiple signons to each data source and each signon is defined by a name. It would be helpful if the s...
8 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Data Access and Modelling 0 Future consideration