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Cognos Analytics

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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.
3 months 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...
4 months 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...
5 months 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...
6 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Data Access and Modelling 1 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.
11 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Dashboard 1 Delivered

Missing prompt-functions in report using a data module

As stated in, some reporting functions are not supported with a data module as source for a report. The "Select & search pr...
12 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Reporting 3 Delivered

Add Support for SLES 15.x

I received a follow up response from our Product Management team. They confirmed the following: Hi Mark, yes, we currently don't support SLES 15.x. It will be great if you can ask the client to log an IDEA on this so we can track this request for ...
about 1 year ago in Cognos Analytics / Install and config 2 Delivered

Authentication Methods

Provide for authentication to Azure Snowflake databases via authentication by OAuth token, or authentication by AAD with external browser, or authentication using SSHK-keypair.
about 1 year ago in Cognos Analytics / Security 1 Delivered

Enhanced Widget Connections in Dashboards

The request behind this idea is to have additional control over how dashboard visualizations respond to each other via widget connections. It is understood that additional connections can be created to group respective visualizations together but ...
over 1 year ago in Cognos Analytics 1 Delivered

Dashboards upgrade after upgrade of Cognos Analytics

All dashboards need to be upgraded manually after upgrade of Cognos Analytics to a newer version. The reports can be upgraded by the content job but dashboards couldn't. It will take a lot of efforts from our side to update all dashboards manually...
over 1 year ago in Cognos Analytics / Dashboard 5 Delivered