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Cognos Analytics

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Allow the addition of new components during the upgrade process.

At present, upgrading Cognos Analytics reads the currently installed components from the cmplst.txt file, and only upgrades those components. It is not possible to add any additional or new components (for example, Image Service) during an upgrade...
7 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Install and config 1 Future consideration

Enable the possibilities to a Cognos Expert to add new Vendor Specific Function entry for not supported database (eg. Redshift)

The purpose of Cognos is to allow each user not to know the language of the Database used, lacking the list of functions into the Expression Definition for some databases, the goal of the product fails. users are not helped to understand what are ...
1 day ago in Cognos Analytics / Install and config 0 Submitted

Attribute in crosstab table in a dashboard

It would be nice to be able to display attributes of a dimension alongside with the dimension itself. Currently we can only display either the element or one of the attributes, but not dimension + attributes.
2 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Dashboard 0 Submitted

Define AI Assistant 'Assumptions' or Defaults for when a user doesn't give context to a natural language query

When a user enters a natural language question, they may not give the full context to the question. Our data warehouse fact tables have upto 20 dimension tables. When a user asks a question they would typically only supply a few dimensions in the ...
2 days ago in Cognos Analytics / AI/Smarts 0 Submitted

Cognos Analytics (v11) - report in Excel format - Freezing panes

when using Cognos Analytics (v11) to produce a report in Excel format, it does not currently allow to set for Freezing panes, so that when you scroll the output data, the heading row(s) should remain frozen
3 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Reporting 0 Submitted

Increasing report description field to handle more than 1024 characters.

In 11.1.7 version of reports, users where able to add comments in description for any amount length or atleast greater than > 1024 characters, the max we had currently is 2997 characters, But in 11.2.4 release a new parameter was added to cmmet...
9 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Reporting 0 Submitted
685 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 6 years ago in Cognos Analytics 9
694 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 6 years ago in Cognos Analytics 6 Not under consideration
601 VOTE

Export Dashboard to PPT/Excel

It would be great if we would have the function (export Dashboard to PPT / Excel). We are having a lot of reviews with the Executives and most of time we are combining charts (e.g. some from Ops and some from other Finance team) into 1 deck, so wi...
almost 6 years ago in Cognos Analytics 9 Not under consideration
113 VOTE

Ability to refresh prompts of an embedded report if dashboard filter(s) change / common prompting model

Our dashboards created for IBM sales leadership often have both native dashboard views and embedded/iframe'ed reports when it is needed for better data visualization. Embedded report prompts are hard-coded in a URL pointing to a report. If a user ...
about 1 year ago in Cognos Analytics / Dashboard 2 Future consideration