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PINNED Enable DVM Studio to be able to quickly capture environment data needed for problem resolution
We are sometimes asked to provide detailed information for a Case we have opened on DVM. Information includes the current build, IN00, trace browse, map definitions and sometimes the underlying data that is causing the issue. If functionality wa...

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HDR restart mechanism for Primary server.

HDR needs a mechanism to restart when the smx thread exits due to timeouts. (happened twice to us on our Primary HDR server). If the smx thred is restarted (which occurred several times),there is no message posted in the online log indicating so...
about 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Allow the sum of Movement Accounts in Controller Web

The Movement Account is compsed of: 1) Main Account, and 2) Movement Extention. When creating the Movement Account we specify what is the main account summation for main accounts, and what is the movement ext summation for movement extentions. The...
about 4 years ago in Cognos Controller (On Prem and On Cloud) 0 Future consideration

Pricing is confusing and difficult to find

The pricing is difficult to find (all the way towards the bottom of the VR homepage), and the feature names attached to the prices don't seem to actually match up with what they're called in the demo and docs. For example, does 'Image Classificati...
about 4 years ago in Visual Recognition 0 Delivered

Prevent ER sync job of deleting records from child table on target

After talk with lab and support group the follwoing became clear: Under certain circumstances ER sync job can delete data from tables even if these tables are not part of the ER system. When a replicated table (target) has an unique index on a non...
about 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

LSF job can fail to copy an input file, but report this as successful job

LSF reports the job as Done successfully while the input file is not copied due to any reason.
about 4 years ago in Spectrum LSF 1 Delivered

Alternative of Updating All or Changed Fields for SQL Update

When replication of SQL Update, only changed fields are updated now. The data consistency cannot be guaranteed if any changes are happened during the period of no replication is executed. All fields updating is required for SQL Update data replica...
about 4 years ago in Replication: Q-Replication & Availability / Q Replication for Z 1 Planned for future release

CDC for DB2 LUW recovering from database conditional locks

Recently one of the customers hit a conditional lock when reading from database log (with compression enabled) using DB2 read log api. Soon after this subscription failed without an ability to restart automatically.The conditional lock failure is ...
about 4 years ago in Replication: Change Data Capture 1 Not under consideration

Parameterize similarity search results

Users should have the ability to filter similarity results by specific filters or attributes, e.g. "only show me the similar results that have the same color / pattern / shape / texture"
about 4 years ago in Visual Recognition 0 Not under consideration

Remove "Convert All Books to Snapshots”

Remove from the Planning analytics menu Snapshot > “Convert All Books to Snapshots”At this point I would call it a Should Have (Almost Must Have. I keep hitting it because it is so close to the option above it)
about 4 years ago in Planning Analytics 1 Not under consideration

security groups

When needing to see the users of a security group there is no option to print or report that information. We can screen shot for short groups but when there are more that 50 users can't really do. It would be great if we had a report that can do t...
about 4 years ago in Cognos Analytics 0 Future consideration