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IBM Data and AI Ideas Portal for Customers

This portal is to open public enhancement requests against products and services offered by the IBM Data & AI organization. To view all of your ideas submitted to IBM, create and manage groups of Ideas, or create an idea explicitly set to be either visible by all (public) or visible only to you and IBM (private), use the IBM Unified Ideas Portal (

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Cognos Analytics

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115 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 2 years ago in Cognos Analytics / Dashboard 2 Future consideration

Allow custom fonts to be added to Cognos 11 Dashboard

Customer would like to add Corporate Identity based fonts to Cognos Analytics 11 Dashboarding. Currently only the on-bord Fonts can be used to customize the look of Dashboards.
about 8 years ago in Cognos Analytics 3 Future consideration

PostgreSQL as content manager database in Cognos Analytics 11

Enable PostgreSQL as content manager database
almost 6 years ago in Cognos Analytics 7 Future consideration

Organizing datasource connections in Cognos Administration

Hi, We would like to get a better overview in Cognos Administration when viewing all our 2000 datasource connections. The ability to filter on datasource connection type (PowerCube, MS SQL Server, ODBC, IBM Cognos TM1 etc.) in order to minimize th...
over 9 years ago in Cognos Analytics 0 Future consideration

Dasboard Export to Excel Format

Ability to export dashboards with layout to Microsoft Excel format
over 2 years ago in Cognos Analytics / Dashboard 4 Future consideration

Setting the content defaults globally

In CA 11.2.1 you can set up content similar to Cognos Connection in 10.2 if you change to List View, row size "Compact" and sort by "Type". Unfortunately this has to be set for every browser for every client because this custom settings will be st...
over 2 years ago in Cognos Analytics / Install and config 1 Future consideration

Support lineage for Data Modules

I was surprised to find that data lineage is not supported for data modules when this is one of the key differentiators in the market for Cognos. Please consider to add lineage support for data modules asap.
about 5 years ago in Cognos Analytics 0 Future consideration

My Activities & Schedules

in 24X7 world and role/group based security, My Activities & Schedules functionality is missing for groups. If Person1 & person2 belong to groupA in cognos security(Namespace). They should be able to see Activities & schedules of group...
about 9 years ago in Cognos Analytics 0 Future consideration

Cognos SMTP - OAUTH2.0

Microsoft is deprecating basic authentication mid this year for exchange communications. We will need to come up with OAUTH2.0 setup for SMTP notifications
about 3 years ago in Cognos Analytics 2 Future consideration

Configure Cognos Mail Server using OAuth

With the deprecation of basic authentication scheduled for October, the configuration of our SMTP server (Exchange online) will no longer work as this uses basic authentication. We need a way to use OAuth to connect to our 365 smtp server. There i...
almost 2 years ago in Cognos Analytics / Other 1 Future consideration