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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,

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  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.

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Cognos Analytics

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Export files REST API Call for Script Automation

We need export file/package REST API call for script automation but there is no call related to that in this reference cognos REST API doc - Impact in our promotional process automationfr...
2 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Cognos Cloud 1 Submitted

Unable to identify the broken links for cognos report versions

We have recently upgraded our cognos version from 11.1.7 IF10 to 11.2.4FP2 on our lower environments and we noticed that it is not possible to identify broken links just by looking at it in upgraded environment. We noticed that it was better in 11...
2 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Reporting 0 Submitted

Implement functionality where characters and text strings mandated by corporate security can be restricted from Report names, and the Search box.

It has been suggested by security auditors that we should restrict the use of special characters, <script> tags, etc., in the search box within Cognos Analytics, or implement a setting which will restrict the use of all special and meta char...
6 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Security 0 Submitted

Enhance Data Tables to add Dynamic Sort functionality

In other Business Analytics applications, their Table/List function set includes the ability for the user to click column headings to change the sort of the data. Data Tables doesn't have this available, which leaves it falling short to the compet...
21 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Reporting 0 Submitted

Report Queries Page should have a better way of organising queries, for example folders

An enterprise report will often contain many many queries. There will be the query that provides the actual content of the report, this is an important query/queries. But there are often lots of queries that could be thought of as noise - for exam...
2 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Reporting 0 Under review

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, ...
4 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Administration 3 Submitted

I would like to preserve the new line character(\n) when uploading data files.

When I upload an Excel or CSV data file to Cognos Analytics, new line characters contained within text columns are automatically converted to space characters. On the other hand, new line characters included in database text columns are handled wi...
9 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Other 0 Submitted
697 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.
over 7 years ago in Cognos Analytics 11

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?
4 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Dashboard 0 Submitted
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.
over 7 years ago in Cognos Analytics 4 Not under consideration