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Cognos Analytics

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Include Dashboards in Framework Manager function "Analyse Publish Impact"

Currently the Framework Manager function "Analyse Publish Impact" just scans reports for changed objects in the model.
2 months ago in Cognos Analytics 0 Submitted

Dynamic _as_of_date

The _as_of_date functionality works great and makes relative dates so much better. However, the inability to set a dynamic _as_of_date is a challenge. For example many customers have data warehouses that load based on yesterday's data. These custo...
13 days ago in Cognos Analytics 1 Submitted

Reset default "Send report by email" to send to user's email account

From Cognos 8, 10 and through Cognos 11.1.6, the default action when a user ran with "Send report by email" was to send to the user but in 11.1.7 Cognos changed to necessitating the user to select "Edit details" to populate their address by defaul...
3 months ago in Cognos Analytics 1 Submitted

add server group assignment to Cube Stop and Start job tasks

We currently have 25 dynamic cubes over 4 server groups. A cube will reside in a cluster of dispatchers assigned to a server group. We need a way to restart cubes without having users queries run against a cube that is starting
3 months ago in Cognos Analytics 0 Submitted

Add support for Master-Detail Relationships to 11.x Visualizations

As of writing (Cognos Release 11.2), only the "old" traditional charts support Master-Detail Relationships which allow you to drive/filter the data within a chart by data of a containing element, e.g. you might create a list and add a chart for ea...
8 days ago in Cognos Analytics 1 Submitted

More detail information at the different steps of a job

A report has been inserted 5 times in a job. Each report has different parameter values or output formats. The differences are not visible in the step overview. You have to check the step options for each step.Currently the step overview shows typ...
3 months ago in Cognos Analytics 0 Submitted

View Job Step Status As In Cognos 10

This is the same issue as: Cognos 10.2, users had an option to "View the details ... after closing this dialog" when running objects (i.e. reports, views, jobs) in the background. This was esp...
2 months ago in Cognos Analytics 0 Submitted

Restrict Users From Using Cognos Groups And Roles As Email Recipients

Currently, any user can setup a Cognos report, subscription, or schedule to email any Cognos group or role. This means any Cognos group or role can be used as an email DL. For Cognos Admins and Focals, this is a very nice feature. However, end ...
12 days ago in Cognos Analytics 0 Submitted

Add support for Secure Network Communication (SNC) for SAP BW namespace and datasource connection

When SAP BW enables SNC (secure network communication) enforcement on their end, Cognos is not able to establish a connection with the existing connection details. Any connection attempts from Cognos error out indicating that SAP BW is expecting t...
about 1 month ago in Cognos Analytics 0 Submitted

Manage Default Action for Reports

Currently, all newly-created reports have the Default Portal Action of "View most recent report." This can be changed for an individual report by going into its Properties > Report > Advanced, but there is currently no mechanism to globally...
12 days ago in Cognos Analytics 0 Submitted