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Cognos Analytics

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Add summarize members function when dragging member elements from the data element tree into report canvas

In legacy power play for windows client it was possible to select a number of members, press the summarize option in the left hand toolbar and drag the selected members to into the crosstab canvas. The result was, that one calculated member got cr...
about 1 hour ago in Cognos Analytics / Reporting 0 Submitted

Allow for a deployment export object to maintain a specific history (ie, 4+current) of deployment archives, or unlimited versions, as part of the definition.

Supplementary to CA-I-4375, it would be ideal if the deployment export definition allowed for the deployment archives to be maintained by the product (ie, maintaining 4 historic archives, plus current, removing the last archive on next successful ...
about 6 hours ago in Cognos Analytics / Administration 0 Submitted

Allow for additional (administrator defined) locations for deployment archives to be placed, other than the single location defined in Cognos Configuration

Being able to direct backups to additional locations allows for greater data protection and security of those backups. For example, being able to direct specific backups to a mapped offsite storage location, NAS, or other high availability storage...
about 6 hours ago in Cognos Analytics / Administration 0 Submitted

Allow a dynamic filename element (ie. Date-stamp) for deployment exports so that a history of deployments can be maintained.

This will benefit environments where automated backups are defined, but it is not desireable for the existing backup to be overwritten. For example, being able to access 4 weeks history of weekly backups, without having to script a rename/copy ope...
about 7 hours ago in Cognos Analytics / Administration 0 Submitted

Searchable tree prompt

It is a common pain point to navigate hierarchies in order to select elements for reporting. The tree prompt is the only prompt object that properly displays hierarchical information. However, it lacks a search feature leading to excessive time sp...
7 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Reporting 2 Submitted

Dashboard Drill Through Definition - remove ambiguous column names

When you create a drill through definition within a dashboard you map a column used in the dashboard to a parameter within the report. Within an enterprise data model you often have multiple instances of columns with the same names - for example a...
8 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Dashboard 0 Submitted

Dashboard Drill Through Definition - use datasource data items, not just fields in visuals

When creating a dashboard drill through definition you can only easily use data items that on visualisation to pass through to report parameters. When you have lots of navigation paths it isn't easy to pass through all the appropriate data items t...
6 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Dashboard 0 Submitted

Option to add a grand total in Dashboarding in a list or crosstabb visual

In the Cognos dashboarding module I use the table or Crosstabb visual. I plot there for example the top 10 customers that purchased the most. I have multiple coloms in there, like customer name and city. I want to know the total amount. So I want ...
15 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Dashboard 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, ...
5 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Administration 3 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...
3 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Reporting 0 Under review