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Cognos Analytics

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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...
18 minutes 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...
about 5 hours 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...
1 day ago in Cognos Analytics / Dashboard 0 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 ...
8 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Install and config 0 Submitted

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 ...
8 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Reporting 1 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...
9 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Administration 0 Submitted

compatibleProductVersion should have a "silent fail" option

When writing an extension the compatibleProductVersion object allows you to specify which versions the extension should work with. In theory this is great as it would allow the extension author to build a single package that covers multiple versio...
11 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Other 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...
13 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Install and config 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...
14 days ago in Cognos Analytics / AI/Smarts 0 Submitted

Canvas element is not accessible with keyboard

If <canvas> element is interactive with mouse, it's not keyboard accessible because there is no focusable fallback content
16 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Dashboard 0 Submitted