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Cognos Analytics

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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...
10 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Reporting 0 Submitted

Enhancing Report Interactivity with Data-Driven Prompts

This idea involves expanding the functionality of containers like lists, crosstabs, bar charts, etc., in the reporting canvas of Cognos, enabling them to serve as dynamic data prompts. This would allow users to configure these containers to set pa...
10 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Reporting 1 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...
about 2 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Reporting 0 Under review

Improvement to Report Bursting: Combine Different Outputs into a single email.

When scheduling a Cognos report you can ask for different output formats to be created, for example HTML, PDF and Excel. If a report is scheduled and the report output is emails then Cognos will conbine these different outputs into a single email....
17 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Reporting 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, ...
4 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Administration 3 Submitted

Dynamic (Relative) Default Value for dropdown widget on dashboards

we are looking to set a default value on the dropdown widget canvas or the standard filter and we want that default value to be based on current _month or last_refresh_date from a database table.
10 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Dashboard 0 Submitted

behavior when 'overwriting' folder using copy should be merge instead of replace (or present user with an option)

When you copy a folder over another folder with the same name, you are prompted to overwrite or rename. If you overwrite it doesn't simply overwrite the files that exist in both the target and source folders, it replaces the entire content of the ...
13 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Other 0 Submitted

Improvement to Report Bursting: Recover from a fail, better error reporting

When bursting a report it is difficult to work out which parts of the burst have been successful or not. After a burst Cognos should be able to tell you which burst keys were successfully burst and if any emails were sent. It should also be able t...
17 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Reporting 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?
4 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Dashboard 0 Submitted
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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