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Cognos Analytics

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Would like to be able to use data source credentials as variables in the JDBC connection strings

When using the latest MSSQL driver we can utilize connection parameters: domain=targetdomain;authenticationScheme=NTLM;user=sa;password=thepassword to allow Windows Authentication using a service account other than the one running IBM Cognos servi...
6 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Administration 0 Under review

Support lineage for Data Modules

I was surprised to find that data lineage is not supported for data modules when this is one of the key differentiators in the market for Cognos. Please consider to add lineage support for data modules asap.
about 4 years ago in Cognos Analytics 0 Under review

Data Set refresh though batch job

Data sets are having scheduleing properties to get refresh, However instead of defining individual data set refresh schedule it would be much helpful if we can use cognos jobs to include multiple data sets in a single batch and schedule refresh.
12 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Administration 0 Under review

More control over local processing

More control over where to process which part of a report: on database or local, make visible when the report is being processed locally (after run, on development). Alternative: Locally processed report runs must be more stable and reliable: a) S...
about 1 year ago in Cognos Analytics / Data Access and Modelling 0 Under review

Aggregate awareness

Scenario: fact table with billions of rows ,reduce the cardinality and utilize a prepared dataset fact query table that has the aggregation. the user drops the items on the visualization and cognos decide which table to use and query . if the deta...
6 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Data Access and Modelling 1 Under review

Support for pulling Data Source credentials from HashiCorp Vault password stores (and other cloud native password vaults)

We have requirements driven by IT to standardize on storing passwords for applications in HashiCorp Vault, a centralized password store that enables fine-grained access to the credentials. Today, we have to create crude integration scripts to main...
11 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Security 0 Under review

Member unique name for measure dimension based on memberID

Hello, we would like to base a measure dimension element for packages based no Planning Analytics cubes on memberID like for elements in non-measure dimensions. Today its based on caption which is changing with business needs so its not very stabl...
11 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Data Access and Modelling 0 Under review

Please add more MDX functions

While Cognos does have a number of MDX functions, a few important functions are missing. While it is possible to find workarounds for the missing functions, these are invariably less performant than using the native functions. With the possible ex...
about 1 year ago in Cognos Analytics / Reporting 0 Under review

Cognos allow other members from PA cube to be used as members and enable multiple widget connections

I would like to be able to use all dimensions from OLAP source as measures in visualizations. Currently I can only compare members that are in measure dimension in KPI visualization. This makes it so that you cant compare Actual vs Budget or any m...
about 1 year ago in Cognos Analytics / Dashboard 0 Under review

Provide option to use the full dataset when advanced analytics only uses sampled data

The problem: Users can receive fast pattern warnings that indicate analysis was based on sampled data AND that there is no reliable predictive relationship. These users would be interested to see if the sampled data is representative of all data i...
over 1 year ago in Cognos Analytics / AI/Smarts 0 Under review