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Data Module- Dynamic Data Item Screen Tip

Automate Screen tip for data items in the Data Module so the developers do not have to manually type a text under Screen tip for data items. An enhanced option would allow a developer to select a data item field under Screen tip properties in Data...
5 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Data Access and Modelling 0 Submitted

I am requesting a change to the RunProcess function that would allow it to convert a string to numeric just as the current ExecuteCommand function operates.

It has come to my attention that the ExecuteCommand function will eventually be discontinued and that the RunProcess function should be used instead. We are currently using the ExecuteCommand function in a generic process that is used to kick off ...
17 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Data Access and Modelling 0 Submitted

AWS Dynamo DB

AWS is all over the place and people who uses the DB services are growing everyday. on the vendor list do not see any Dynamo DB support, it would only be helpful to add this to the list
19 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Data Access and Modelling 0 Submitted

Saving a package based data module takes minutes

When trying to create a data module based on a big FM package it takes 2-3 minutes for the data module to save. This should be improved so that saving the data module is faster. Support assumed that it could be the smarts service that takes a long...
about 1 month 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...
almost 4 years ago in Cognos Analytics / Data Access and Modelling 3 Future 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...
7 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Data Access and Modelling 0 Submitted

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

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...
almost 4 years ago in Cognos Analytics / Data Access and Modelling 0 Future consideration

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...
6 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Data Access and Modelling 0 Not under 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.
almost 5 years ago in Cognos Analytics / Data Access and Modelling 1 Future consideration