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Cognos Analytics

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Seeing the contents of user's profile is not possible in Manage but only in old admin console

We try to use only Manage. In general just please add all functionalities from console to Manage. Detail: in Manage > Accounts when you see a user you can't see its content but instead just properties. This can be seen only in old Administratio...
24 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Administration 0 Submitted

Allow upload of .py files for Jupyter Notebooks into CA

When working with Jupyter notebooks within a CA envrionment there appears to be no way to re-use python code from 1 book to the next as CA restricts the types of file types that can be uploaed. This means for any functions that you would like to r...
24 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Other 0 Submitted

Ability to search for multiple objects in a dasboard filter

Ability to search for multiple objects in a dasboard filter at the same time . For example when copy pasting from Excel.
about 2 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Dashboard 0 Submitted

Cognos integration with Databricks

Support Databricks Spark as a data source for Cognos Analytics
2 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Data Access and Modelling 1 Submitted

Add support for Secure Network Communication (SNC) for SAP BW namespace and datasource connection

When SAP BW enables SNC (secure network communication) enforcement on their end, Cognos is not able to establish a connection with the existing connection details. Any connection attempts from Cognos error out indicating that SAP BW is expecting t...
4 months ago in Cognos Analytics 0 Submitted

Azure BLOB storage cloud connection to save report output

In Cognos 11.1.5 are Cloud Object Storage providers introduced. With this solution is it possible to save report output to an external Cloud Object Storage provider like IBM, Google and Amazon. Azure, one of the biggest cloud service providers, is...
25 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Reporting 0 Submitted

Datasets - size restriction and size monitoring

Administrators should be able to set a limit for the size of a data set.Administrator should be able to monitor the sizes of Data sets.
25 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Administration 0 Submitted

Dashboard: How to set the column width of the table freely.

The width of columns cannot be set freely in the table for dashboard. If that is possible, valuable space can be effectively utilized.
about 2 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Dashboard 0 Submitted

Dashboard,Waterfall graph:How to move X-axis item names.

The X-axis item names are displayed at the bottom.When many items are lined up on the X-axis, the problem is that the user's line of sight moves significantly.I would like to add a function to move the item name on the X-axis.
about 2 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Dashboard 0 Submitted

Enable customization of authoring perspective

The new black and white design in Authoring (Report Studio) has caused massive annoyance at some of our customers. The reasons given were:generally confusingcolor is missing in the iconswindows (e.g. expression editor) are not clearly delimitedyou...
27 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Reporting 0 Submitted