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Cognos Analytics

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Copy Conditional Styles from one report to another

In case of developing a group of reports within one project the styles the design of data tables is supposed to be the same. And it is hardly convinient to create the same Conditional Styles in every single report when you have dozens of them. In ...
2 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Reporting 0 Submitted

Allow creation of a job which can test a group of datasources, and e-mail the results to an admin

When maintenance events take place, it would be helpful to be able to schedule a job which will test all of the data sources, and notify an administrator if issues are present, so that they can be resolved proactively, prior to end-users reporting...
2 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Administration 0 Submitted

Change/Update ownership of Schedules to Service Accounts

We would like the ability to change or update the ownership of schedules to service accounts. By default they are owned by the creator, however this leaves a single source of failure if the person would leave. Also when creating scheduled emails, ...
24 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Administration 3 Submitted

Missing Foreign Key Indexes in Cognos Product

Oracle recommends to have indexes on foreign keys columns to avoid locking issue at database level, we have observed Missing Foreign Key Indexes in Cognos Product tables. Please find the attached screenshot for the table and col details. Oracle's ...
1 day ago in Cognos Analytics / Install and config 0 Submitted

Tachometer in Dashboard Visualization

There is no tacho chart in Cognos 11 and 12. In the report component, this can still be found under the old Cognos 10 diagrams. Will there be a refreshed version of the tacho chart in the future?
about 1 month ago in Cognos Analytics / Dashboard 0 Submitted

Configurable "smarts"

Currently "smarts" is not configurable by the Cognos admin. We have an issue with 100% CPU utilization over a longer period of time (~ 20 min.) after creating a data module. There were extensive "smarts" actions which utilized all CPU cores by 100...
8 days ago in Cognos Analytics / AI/Smarts 0 Submitted

Trouble with setting date format in the Date Prompt (Date Prompt does not have Data Format property) when the Content Language is set to Ukrainian or Ukrainian(Ukraine).

Hello. This is a burning need: we need full support for the Ukrainian language in the IBM Cognos Analytics product. This revision will affect a large number of product users who use the product constantly. We're having trouble with setting dat...
7 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Install and config 0 Submitted
696 VOTE

Send Email on Report Failure

We need an email sent to the report author when a scheduled report fails. This way, we could re-run the report or research the failure.
about 7 years ago in Cognos Analytics 11
697 VOTE

More Properties/Editing options for Rave 2 Visualizations

We would like more properties/editing options implemented into the new Rave 2 Visualizations (custom palettes specifically). Also would like to have the ability to add conditional formatting or a conditional palette to a visualization.
about 7 years ago in Cognos Analytics 4 Not under consideration
603 VOTE

Export Dashboard to PPT/Excel

It would be great if we would have the function (export Dashboard to PPT / Excel). We are having a lot of reviews with the Executives and most of time we are combining charts (e.g. some from Ops and some from other Finance team) into 1 deck, so wi...
over 6 years ago in Cognos Analytics 9 Not under consideration