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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 (

Shape the future of IBM!

We invite you to shape the future of IBM, including product roadmaps, by submitting ideas that matter to you the most. Here's how it works:

Search existing ideas

Start by searching and reviewing ideas and requests to enhance a product or service. Take a look at ideas others have posted, and add a comment, vote, or subscribe to updates on them if they matter to you. If you can't find what you are looking for,

Post your ideas

Post ideas and requests to enhance a product or service. Take a look at ideas others have posted and upvote them if they matter to you,

  1. Post an idea

  2. Upvote ideas that matter most to you

  3. Get feedback from the IBM team to refine your idea

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Welcome to the IBM Ideas Portal ( - Use this site to find out additional information and details about the IBM Ideas process and statuses.

IBM Unified Ideas Portal ( - Use this site to view all of your ideas, create new ideas for any IBM product, or search for ideas across all of IBM. - Use this email to suggest enhancements to the Ideas process or request help from IBM for submitting your Ideas.

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Cognos Analytics

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Add summarize members function when dragging member elements from the data element tree into report canvas

In legacy power play for windows client it was possible to select a number of members, press the summarize option in the left hand toolbar and drag the selected members to into the crosstab canvas. The result was, that one calculated member got cr...
about 5 hours ago in Cognos Analytics / Reporting 0 Submitted

Allow for a deployment export object to maintain a specific history (ie, 4+current) of deployment archives, or unlimited versions, as part of the definition.

Supplementary to CA-I-4375, it would be ideal if the deployment export definition allowed for the deployment archives to be maintained by the product (ie, maintaining 4 historic archives, plus current, removing the last archive on next successful ...
about 10 hours ago in Cognos Analytics / Administration 0 Submitted

Allow for additional (administrator defined) locations for deployment archives to be placed, other than the single location defined in Cognos Configuration

Being able to direct backups to additional locations allows for greater data protection and security of those backups. For example, being able to direct specific backups to a mapped offsite storage location, NAS, or other high availability storage...
about 10 hours ago in Cognos Analytics / Administration 0 Submitted

Allow a dynamic filename element (ie. Date-stamp) for deployment exports so that a history of deployments can be maintained.

This will benefit environments where automated backups are defined, but it is not desireable for the existing backup to be overwritten. For example, being able to access 4 weeks history of weekly backups, without having to script a rename/copy ope...
about 10 hours ago in Cognos Analytics / Administration 0 Submitted

Less Idea Focus - More Customer Focus

I want to officially complaint about the abuse of the Ideas concept within IBM and more specifically, for Cognos Analytics. While we Business Partners and our Customers are fighting every day to keep Cognos Analytics win battles versus competitors...
5 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Other 0 Submitted

Add theming options for the new OpenMenu bar

The Open Menu bar is replacing the Navigation Bar in Cognos Analytics 12.0.x. It's actually just a naming difference more than anything else. They both are the effective left bar in the user portal that contain links to your My Folders, Public Fol...
5 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Portal 0 Submitted

Dashboard Drill Through Definition - use datasource data items, not just fields in visuals

When creating a dashboard drill through definition you can only easily use data items that on visualisation to pass through to report parameters. When you have lots of navigation paths it isn't easy to pass through all the appropriate data items t...
6 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Dashboard 0 Submitted

Reset Dashboard - remove colour consistency, orphaned drill throughs, navigation path etc

Developers have accidentally released dashboards with drill down filters applied. Developers are seeing duplicate data item names in drill thru definitions.
6 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Dashboard 0 Submitted

Capturing Upload/Download Activities in Cognos 11 Audit Database

We would like to request the ability to capture detailed logs of upload and download activities within the Cognos 11 environment. Specifically, we are interested in tracking when a user uploads or downloads report outputs or files.
7 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Other 0 Submitted

Searchable tree prompt

It is a common pain point to navigate hierarchies in order to select elements for reporting. The tree prompt is the only prompt object that properly displays hierarchical information. However, it lacks a search feature leading to excessive time sp...
7 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Reporting 2 Submitted