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Cognos Analytics

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Import SQL COMMENT ON in data modules

Increasing size and complexity of data sources increase the demand for easy-to-handle metadata information. Descriptions directly implemented in source database objects are also useful for data modelers and report & dashboard authors. SQL COMM...
about 9 hours ago in Cognos Analytics / Data Access and Modelling 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, ...
about 1 month ago in Cognos Analytics / Administration 3 Submitted

Option called "Maximum number of backup server log files" Should apply to all generated logs

The current options " Maximum number of backup server log files" for is applying to cognosserver.log and p2pd_message.log only. However it should apply for all generated logs. Reference post - Setting up logging - IBM Documentation
1 day ago in Cognos Analytics / Install and config 0 Submitted

Additional graph options for matrix graphs (repeating columns/rows)

When repeating on rows or columns there should be an option to have the axis labels appear only for the first instance. Repeating using a measure group should give us an option to have each value axis have it's own scale and formatting options. In...
1 day ago in Cognos Analytics / Dashboard 0 Submitted

Option to view Cube viewer and browse in classic mode(Like how it is in TM1 Architect/TM1 Perspectives) for PAw and PAx

This will be a good option for user adaptation from the TM1 Architect or TM1 Perspectives to the future tool IBM Planning Analytics Workspace(PAw) and IBM Planning Analytics for Excel(PAx). It simply provides an ease of user interface into TM1 Cub...
1 day ago in Cognos Analytics / Data Access and Modelling 0 Submitted

download dashboard output in excel

Our user creates Crosstab structure in powerplay, and they would need same flexibility, currently downloading data it in table and the converting it back in crosstab in excel will be a overhead. My concern is why IBM hasn't provided option to down...
3 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Dashboard 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
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

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...
15 days ago in Cognos Analytics / AI/Smarts 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.
about 7 years ago in Cognos Analytics 4 Not under consideration