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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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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...
3 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...
3 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...
4 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.
4 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.
5 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...
5 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Reporting 2 Submitted

Dashboard Drill Through Definition - remove ambiguous column names

When you create a drill through definition within a dashboard you map a column used in the dashboard to a parameter within the report. Within an enterprise data model you often have multiple instances of columns with the same names - for example a...
6 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Dashboard 0 Submitted

Configuration setting to limit size of temp files (uda*) created on Cognos server under temp directory

Why is it useful? In busy production environments when users have ability to create custom adhoc reports based on Cognos packages, there's a possibility that a report with missing filter condition could create huge temp files and fill up the disk ...
13 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Administration 0 Submitted

Option to add a grand total in Dashboarding in a list or crosstabb visual

In the Cognos dashboarding module I use the table or Crosstabb visual. I plot there for example the top 10 customers that purchased the most. I have multiple coloms in there, like customer name and city. I want to know the total amount. So I want ...
13 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Dashboard 0 Submitted

enhance "Finding report dependencies" in Framework Manager to extend it to cover datasets

More and more clients are using datasets to speed up their dashboards within Cognos - the speed of the dashboard has always been that one thing where Cognos seriously is behind on other products like Qlik and PowerBI). Without this functionality C...
15 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Data Access and Modelling 1 Submitted