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Cognos Analytics

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Enhance advanced dispatcher routing to allow for AdHoc/Non-Core reports to be routed differently to "Approved" reports.

This would be useful, as it would allow the organisation to ensure efficient execution of "approved" reports (possibly driven by an administrative flag in the product) to dedicated resources, whereas other reports would be routed to a default rout...
6 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Portal 0 Submitted

Extend REST API to import/export Cognos content

We need a possibility to import/export Cognos content via REST API. There should be an interface where we can do the following tasks: Upload Cognos content (zip file) and parametrized import/export Parts of the Manage UI that should be completely ...
7 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Other 0 Submitted

Extend REST API to configure and customize environments

We need a possibility to configure and customize our Cognos environments via REST API. It is not possible for us to do these tasks via Manage-UI, because we have dozens of environments and they should all be configured and customized identically. ...
7 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Install and config 0 Submitted

Use AI to provide a summary of text fields

databases provide limited capability for aggregating text - Min / Max / Count is about it. But AI is demonstrating how it can provide a summary from a lot of text input. We could use AI to provide a text summary. For example, we could have a produ...
7 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Data Access and Modelling 0 Submitted

Data Source Connections - Set Password Dynamically

Problem / Use Case - In Cognos Data source connections can be created in multiple places. Either of the below cases we need to enter the password manually. Considering knowing the password in Production databases is a Security Risk. So Implement a...
14 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Security 0 Submitted

Implement an option to read DB credentials from AWS Secret Manager rather than embedding a signon in Cognos Analytics.

Centralised secrets management lowers administration overhead - being able to integrate with a standard secrets repository and leverage those security factors would reduce maintenance within Cognos Analytics.
18 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Data Access and Modelling 0 Submitted

Enhancement to IPPA tool to capture performance metrics behind report executions. Ref - Jijiang (George) Xu

1. IPPA does not capture detailed performance metrics for CQM Queries Vs DQM Queries 2. RQPPreparingCursorForDataFetching and RQPPreparingCognosSQL are two actions that take most UDA/data access time. George thought it would be good to break the q...
19 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Administration 0 Submitted

Have better documentation on how to work (How to ask and what to expect) with AI Assistant

Customer comments: We are just learning Assistant and preparing for training sessions for business users before deploying. It would be nice if we can explain the why and when of each scenario because we will surely be asked the same questions. Wit...
19 days ago in Cognos Analytics / AI/Smarts 0 Submitted

Allow wallets for mTLS to be accessed from Cloud Object Storage

As cloud-based datasources become the norm, security is becoming stronger by default. As an example, Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse (ADW), supports Mutual TLS (mTLS) via wallet-based security as a default mechanism. Cognos Analytics on Cloud (On...
19 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Cognos Cloud 0 Submitted

Change color of Summary label

When I create a summary visualisation in a dashboard (v 11.2.4), there is no way to change the color, font and style of the label (you can only hide it and change the text alignment). One should be able to style the label the same way as the title.
20 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Dashboard 0 Submitted