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IBM Data and AI Ideas Portal for Customers

This portal is to open public enhancement requests against products and services offered by the IBM Data & AI organization. To view all of your ideas submitted to IBM, create and manage groups of Ideas, or create an idea explicitly set to be either visible by all (public) or visible only to you and IBM (private), use the IBM Unified Ideas Portal (

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Change search box color

The stark contrast from black to white can be a problem for some users. Suggest allowing ability to customize the background color of the black search box at the top menu bar (11.2.4 version).
about 24 hours ago in Cognos Analytics / Administration 0 Submitted

System default choice for list view

When looking at team content reports on a list view, you can choose the settings/row size, with options for compact, short, and default. We want to make one the system default. We don't have the option to do so.
1 day ago in Cognos Analytics / Administration 0 Submitted

Change/Update ownership of Schedules to Service Accounts

We would like the ability to change or update the ownership of schedules to service accounts. By default they are owned by the creator, however this leaves a single source of failure if the person would leave. Also when creating scheduled emails, ...
5 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Administration 3 Submitted
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Ability to Schedule a refresh of an Uploaded File

I would like to have the ability to schedule a refresh of an uploaded file. If you store your excel or text to a file share and grant Cognos access to that share, you should have the ability to schedule a refresh of that data file.
over 7 years ago in Cognos Analytics / Administration 9 Not under consideration

Integration of a upload file scanning feature in Cognos

Currently, when users upload files into Cognos, there is no mechanism in place to scan these files for potential threats or issues. This lack of a scanning feature could potentially expose the system and its users to security risks.
18 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Administration 0 Submitted

Allow for a deployment export object to maintain a specific history (ie, 4+current) of deployment archives, or unlimited versions, as part of the definition.

Supplementary to CA-I-4375, it would be ideal if the deployment export definition allowed for the deployment archives to be maintained by the product (ie, maintaining 4 historic archives, plus current, removing the last archive on next successful ...
24 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Administration 0 Submitted

REST API: return more object details

For the Cognos Analytics REST API to provide the ability to remotely and automatically administer Cognos Analytics, all information about objects must be available through the REST API. Please make detailed items like report specifications, data m...
3 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Administration 0 Submitted

Audit DB - Report and E-Mail reception

It would be desirable to have a function in the audit DB to find out which report is sent to which e-mail addresses (incl. storage path). Currently this is not possible with the standard audit.
about 1 year ago in Cognos Analytics / Administration 0 Future consideration

Configuration setting to limit size of temp files (uda*) created on Cognos server under temp directory

Why is it useful? In busy production environments when users have ability to create custom adhoc reports based on Cognos packages, there's a possibility that a report with missing filter condition could create huge temp files and fill up the disk ...
about 1 month ago in Cognos Analytics / Administration 0 Submitted

Alert Banner Time Limit

Please allow an option to modify the time-limit of Alert Banners to disappear introduced with 11.2.4 version. In earlier versions, Alert Banners never disappeared, along with dismiss button. With 11.2.4, noticed the Banners disappear after 120 sec...
3 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Administration 2 Submitted