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Cognos Analytics

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Improve Excel-import with the ability to adjust characteristics

During the Excel import frequently the data type of columns is identified incorrectly. It would be great if you are able to set the correct datatype of columns during the import of Excel/CSV.This creates issues when you try to update (refresh) an ...
8 months ago in Cognos Analytics 1 Not under consideration

Merge queries and variables when copying objects between reports

If you copy objects from report A to report B in new version of Cognos, it always creates new assets when the name of queries or variables matching on both reports. We are facing this problem when more than one developer creates the report or whe...
almost 2 years ago in Cognos Analytics 2 Not under consideration

Cognos Analytics should provide a way to download report in CSV format without truncation.

Users, who want to download large report in CSV format, sometimes receive incomplete report in case network is busy and slow for example. However, there is no way for the users to determine if the received report is complete or not. (Case #TS0024...
about 2 years ago in Cognos Analytics 1 Not under consideration

Enhance Event Studio to support emailing multiple report outputs for same recipient separately

Our requirement is to email a bursted report to business users and to have the subject line indicate the policy# and a few other pieces of information. Once the report is bursted, one ore more report outputs will be created for the same recipient...
almost 7 years ago in Cognos Analytics 1 Not under consideration

JDBC and ODBC driver for Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations

We see a lot of customers moving to D365 from AX2009 and AX2012, most of the customers have a datavarehouse between their Cognos solution, but nearly every customer also have the need for live ad-hoc reporting as well, when they have month closing...
almost 2 years ago in Cognos Analytics 0 Not under consideration

Need the feature to Impersonate User in Cognos to replicate user specific issues

Need the option to impersonate user in cognos. We need this feature to replicate user specific issues by logging in as user and quickly identifying and tracking the issues
almost 3 years ago in Cognos Analytics 0 Not under consideration

There is no control over how calculate items are calculated at a summary level as they are in Report Authoring.

I have a problem with a calculated expression on a Dashboard. It works good on all the rows except the last one, where the total value isn't calculated. I also can't format the column as a percentage
over 3 years ago in Cognos Analytics 1 Not under consideration

Quick Reference Customization

Being able to use the Quick Reference a adjust the contents and links underneath after designing my own extension and theme.
over 3 years ago in Cognos Analytics 1 Not under consideration

Facility to manage access by parametrized url on an unauthorized folder

If a user accesses from a third-party portal via a Cognos parameterized url on a Cognos folder to which he does not have rights,the native cognos home screen is displayed with this error message :"Unable to load requested view. Displaying home vie...
4 months ago in Cognos Analytics 1 Not under consideration

Ability to export/import color palettes among multiple environments with no need to export the entire Content Store

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about 2 years ago in Cognos Analytics 1 Not under consideration