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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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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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Start by searching and reviewing ideas and requests to enhance a product or service. Take a look at ideas others have posted, and add a comment, vote, or subscribe to updates on them if they matter to you. If you can't find what you are looking for,

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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,

  1. Post an idea

  2. Upvote ideas that matter most to you

  3. Get feedback from the IBM team to refine your idea

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Welcome to the IBM Ideas Portal ( - Use this site to find out additional information and details about the IBM Ideas process and statuses.

IBM Unified Ideas Portal ( - Use this site to view all of your ideas, create new ideas for any IBM product, or search for ideas across all of IBM. - Use this email to suggest enhancements to the Ideas process or request help from IBM for submitting your Ideas.

IBM Data & AI Roadmaps ( - Use this site to view roadmaps for Data & AI products.

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Cognos Analytics

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"Allow the server to automatically load the file" in Cognos Analytics 11.2+

Modern browsers have disabled sharing of full file path for security reasons. Cognos requires full path for this option to work but no modern browser will share full path. I ask if there are plans to change how it behaves on Cognos side to allow e...
3 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Data Access and Modelling 0 Submitted

Add functionality to do percent of total in a crosstab when using a relational dB.

Currently this can only be done using a dimensional database. This means that this needs to be calculated in the query and then added to the crosstab.
3 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Reporting 0 Submitted

Ability to "Run Once" list of schedules under IBM Cognos Administration -> Schedules and My Schedules and Subscriptions screens

Why is it useful? Currently, in-order to run any enabled schedule once, administrators need to go into each schedule "Run the schedule once..." option. It is very time consuming run each schedule manually if there's a need to run list of schedules...
5 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Administration 0 Submitted

Ability to rerun failed reports/jobs/agents in batch, from IBM Cognos Administration -> Past Activities screen

Why is it useful? In a busy production cognos analytics environments, when an unplanned outage occur, it's common to see multiple report/agent/job failures. Administrators need to go to "view run history", and rerun failed requests. It is very tim...
5 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Administration 0 Submitted

Deploy custom global palettes which are only used as conditionial palettes too

When a custom global palette is only used in a conditional palette of a visualization of a dashboard, then after export and import of the dashboard on the target system the custom global palette is missing and the conditional palette of the visual...
about 2 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Administration 0 Future consideration

AD Group Security Management for Cloud

The ask is not different than what is recently became available for local version of Planning Analytics. It would be beneficial if security could be managed for TM1Web, PaW, etc. through AD rather manual management.

Json Key Files for Google Big Query Connections have credentials in Clear Text (Not secured)

When creating Google Big Query connection in Cognos Analytics it requires to add the JSON Key file location in the connection string. The JSON key file is stored on the local Cognos dispatchers and the JSON files will have sensitive security infor...
4 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Security 0 Submitted

Close report set as homepage

When setting a report as the home page, we want the option at any time during the session to close that report and then return to the default home page.
17 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Portal 0 Submitted
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Ability to refresh prompts of an embedded report if dashboard filter(s) change / common prompting model

Our dashboards created for IBM sales leadership often have both native dashboard views and embedded/iframe'ed reports when it is needed for better data visualization. Embedded report prompts are hard-coded in a URL pointing to a report. If a user ...
12 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Dashboard 2 Future consideration

Hide Aggregation Type On Charts

Hi Team, On the cognos dashboard 11.2.4 version, there is a scenario where it is necessary to hide the aggregate type of fields on the charts, which appear as tooltips when you hover over the charts in brackets. The additional data from aggregatio...
2 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Dashboard 0 Submitted