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Data Access and Modelling

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enhance "Finding report dependencies" in Framework Manager to extend it to cover datasets

More and more clients are using datasets to speed up their dashboards within Cognos - the speed of the dashboard has always been that one thing where Cognos seriously is behind on other products like Qlik and PowerBI). Without this functionality C...
11 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Data Access and Modelling 1 Submitted

Introduction of Framework 'View Transaction History' log or similar concept for Data Modules to capture changes.

The 'View Transaction History' log within Framework was a good way to identify evolving changes on a FM project. Data Modules, by my understanding, do not have this facility. This type of enhancement for DM's would be beneficial for developers to ...
3 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Data Access and Modelling 2 Submitted

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...
8 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Data Access and Modelling 0 Submitted

Search should look for Ids, not just labels

WIthin Data Modules and Reports you can for items. For example, I could search for 'Sales'. This will show me all the items with Sales in the name. However, within reports and data module expressions, it is an objects Id that is shown and not the ...
about 2 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Data Access and Modelling 0 Submitted

Import SQL COMMENT ON in data modules

Increasing size and complexity of data sources increase the demand for easy-to-handle metadata information. Descriptions directly implemented in source database objects are also useful for data modelers and report & dashboard authors. SQL COMM...
3 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Data Access and Modelling 0 Submitted

Option to view Cube viewer and browse in classic mode(Like how it is in TM1 Architect/TM1 Perspectives) for PAw and PAx

This will be a good option for user adaptation from the TM1 Architect or TM1 Perspectives to the future tool IBM Planning Analytics Workspace(PAw) and IBM Planning Analytics for Excel(PAx). It simply provides an ease of user interface into TM1 Cub...
3 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Data Access and Modelling 0 Submitted

Expand Search in Data Module

When editing a data module, there is a search bar at the top of the source tree. When I type into that box, it returns only items that contain a match in the Label property. Sometimes it is desirable to be able to search for the name from the sour...
2 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Data Access and Modelling 0 Submitted

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...
over 5 years ago in Cognos Analytics / Data Access and Modelling 3 Not under consideration

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.
over 6 years ago in Cognos Analytics / Data Access and Modelling 1 Not under consideration

Prevent copying of data modules

We want to allow a user to use a data module in Reporting perspective but he should not be able to copy the data module. On the copied data module the user is the owner and has full permissions. It is not possible to prevent copying of data module...
5 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Data Access and Modelling 1 Submitted