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Cognos Analytics

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Modify the default image path

There isn't any way through which customers can safely modify the default image path in Cognos BI server
over 6 years ago in Cognos Analytics 0 Future consideration

+/- buttons for column grouping

The ability to group columns in Cognos would be a great feature which is a small thing but a missing element compared to MS Reporting services reporting. fact the (+)/(-) buttons used wide...
over 3 years ago in Cognos Analytics 0 Planned for future release

Use a report as source to create a dataset

Starting from a package , a new dataset can be created. But i'm missing some features to assemble my new dataset. Only filtering is possible. Why it isn't possible to create a dataset from a report ? In reporting we have a lot more possibilities...
about 3 years ago in Cognos Analytics 5 Delivered

Restrict Cognos Report Studio Authors from creating User Defined SQL reports

Please add option to restrict Cognos Report Studio Authors from creating new / editing existing SQLs from within report studio. They should still be able to run existing User defined SQL reports which are built by Cognos administrators.Please foll...
over 4 years ago in Cognos Analytics 1 Planned for future release

View 'Members Tree' on Dashboard tool for Dimensional datasources

We have many Transformer cubes and we want to use them as a Datasource on the dashboard tool. This works fine but the fact is that there are several manual categories created in the cube dimensions. We need to use those categories to create dashbo...
almost 4 years ago in Cognos Analytics 0 Delivered

Cognos ability to read from REST API services

One challenge we are facing today is the ability to read data from non-traditional databases such as Marklogic, Nginx, NoSql databases which talk through Rest API for most of their functionality. They not only enable real time reporting requiremen...
over 4 years ago in Cognos Analytics 2 Delivered

Allow conditional formatting in dashboard

When we drag a measure into table, we are able to see distribution of values. We can alter the range there and be able to select color pallette. It would be nice to simply drag a measure into a tile on a dashboard and be able to do some conditio...
over 3 years ago in Cognos Analytics 2 Delivered


Besides all visualisations not provided out of the box (yet) it would be great if there was a full blown RAVE2 SDK that would allow clients or partners to build their own RAVE2 visualisations.
almost 4 years ago in Cognos Analytics 1 Delivered

Customize Dashboard Templates

As an author of a dashboard in Cognos Analytics, I would like to be able to customize my own templates to adapt them to each case.
over 3 years ago in Cognos Analytics 1 Delivered

Refreshbutton in Cognos BI 11 Portal

In contrast to IBM Cognos 10.X the portal of IBM Cognos Analytics does not offer a refresh button to refresh the content of the folder the user gets displayed.
almost 4 years ago in Cognos Analytics 2 Delivered