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We invite you to shape the future of IBM, including product roadmaps, by submitting ideas that matter to you the most. Here's how it works:

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Post ideas and requests to enhance a product or service. Take a look at ideas others have posted and upvote them if they matter to you,

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Remove unsuccessful login entries labeled as "Not Available" from Cognos Analytics audit package

When we tried to find out the logon information using the audit package in Cognos Analytics then we noticed that the user name details are showing as 'not available' in the audit report. Detailed explanation: When the logging level for ContentMana...
7 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Administration 1 Future consideration

Restrict Burting Options per role/group/user: Run in parallel, Use query prefetching, Maximum key limit

Those using burst options can unintentionally take up all Cognos resources by enabling running bursted reports in parallel and setting the maximum key limit to 0. Administrators should have the ability to restrict these burst options from being se...
2 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Administration 0 Submitted

Flag when a deployment has been processed in the dropbox and is ready for use

When a new deployment file is loaded to the CAoC SFTP dropbox there appears to be a delay while it is moved to the system for deployment. Our current automation waits 15 minutes after upload before triggering the deployment job on production. A fl...
3 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Administration 0 Future consideration

Export Advanced Settings from new Admin UI

Currently when implementing advanced settings in the new Admin UI, it’s not possible to export them into the Full Content Store archive as we can already did when the following advanced parameter CM.DEPLOYMENTINCLUDECONFIGURATION is set in source ...
8 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Administration 1 Future consideration

ALL Mail recipients in (Job) schedules visible at first sight

When creating a schedule, the user has the possibility to use main mail recipient, cc recipient, and bcc recipient. When manipulating a schedule later, ALL defined recipient types (main, cc, bcc) should show up at first sight, without necessity to...
2 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Administration 0 Future consideration

Improve Notification table clean up.

We have observed that large number of row counts in the nc database after time that is effecting performance. IBM Cognos BI Schedules Take a Long Time to Complete Can we do more to have observed all tables cleaned up as the following tables with v...
4 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Administration 1 Future consideration

Adding auto-sync to add a group users from OKTA without importing .cvs file

The IT/admin wants to be able to add multiple or a group of users from OKTA (Open ID) on CA instead of one by one, intuitively they'd do so directly from the 'add' button and expect to see the list (of user groups) for selection. Benefits: this ne...
5 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Administration 0 Future consideration

Hide Namespace in Schedule Directory

While auditing for security processes I discovered that some of our external sources have the ability to see and if possible email internal recipients; this includes some proprietary recipients. I would IBM to create the ability for IBM support pe...
about 1 month ago in Cognos Analytics / Administration 0 Future consideration

Support localization of Theme

As a robust enterprise solution, IBM Cognos Analytics supports several great localization options. However, we are not able to customize the Administration > Customization > Theme based on language. It would be great if Cognos had an option ...
4 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Administration 1 Future consideration

Allow alt text for brandImage in theme customization.

The Cognos Analytics theme allows administrators to customize the text and images of the welcome page using brandText and brandImage. The brandImage contains the organization name and is very clear for visually acute users. To accommodate the visu...
3 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Administration 0 Future consideration