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Cognos Analytics

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Map Visualization: make maximum legend items configurable. Current limit is 100.

When using a 11.1 Map visualization with a Points layer, it’s not possible to have the legend show more than 100 items. We have a dataset with 134 items, but the visualization cuts off the legend at 100 items even though the legend is scrollable a...
6 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Visualizations (including maps) 0 Delivered

Expose Report View Descriptions

The new UI doesn’t surface descriptions for Report Views.  If I go to properties the description is populated with the description from the source report but it doesn’t show in this tile (or list) view.  It would be nice if it would show...
12 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Portal 1 Delivered

Set Encrypt=false when using MS SQL Database

Since MS JDBC Driver 10.2, the default behaviour for the JDBC driver is to set encrypt=true; this causes issues with Cognos Configuration as the error messages when using the JDBC driver suggests that when the setting is SSL Encryption Enabled is ...
over 1 year ago in Cognos Analytics / Install and config 0 Delivered

Ability to track changes in the permission groups/roles in the Cognos namespace

The internal audit department requires that changes to the groups or roles of the cognos namespace by administrators must be traceable. At least in a log that could be sent to a log server (is currently not logged according to the support).
over 1 year ago in Cognos Analytics / Administration 1 Delivered

Deactivate report object toolbar

We would like to have the possibility to disable the "report object toolbar" in the Cognos viewer with full interactivity when executing the report. Before the 11.2 version, we had'ent not this toolbar in html output.
over 1 year ago in Cognos Analytics / Reporting 2 Delivered

Copy and paste a value from a HTML list

As it was possible in C10, it would be very usefull to be able to copy a value from a page/query when executing in HTML and in interactive mode in order to paste out of Cognos Analytics. This is usefull when we have to check in external sofwares a...
almost 2 years ago in Cognos Analytics / Reporting 1 Delivered

View Tabular data in Excel format

See tabular data in different format (Excel) other than HTML in 11.1.7 ? We have a work around provides the data in Excel, however, it takes twice as long. The query runs once for HTML, then has to run again for Excel. If we have the option to run...
almost 2 years ago in Cognos Analytics / Reporting 1 Delivered

Saving a package based data module takes minutes

When trying to create a data module based on a big FM package it takes 2-3 minutes for the data module to save. This should be improved so that saving the data module is faster. Support assumed that it could be the smarts service that takes a long...
almost 2 years ago in Cognos Analytics / Data Access and Modelling 1 Delivered

Optimize conversion to native sql for "_xxx_between" common functions in DB2 LUW and activate database processing for "_months_between"

Many of our reports use the "_months_between" common function which is locally processed in DQM. Local processing is generally a problem and we want to process as many workload as possible directly on database. A deeper look into what happens behi...
about 2 years ago in Cognos Analytics / Data Access and Modelling 3 Delivered

Sort and Cascade Filters in Dashboards

It would be great if we can treat the top filters for dashboards as data items that we can sort on, filter to display values of interest and cascade.
over 2 years ago in Cognos Analytics / Dashboard 1 Delivered