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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 (https://ideas.ibm.com).


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Welcome to the IBM Ideas Portal (https://www.ibm.com/ideas) - Use this site to find out additional information and details about the IBM Ideas process and statuses.

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IBM Data & AI Roadmaps (http://ibm.biz/Data-and-AI-Roadmaps) - Use this site to view roadmaps for Data & AI products.

IBM Employees should enter Ideas at https://hybridcloudunit-internal.ideas.aha.io/


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Cognos Analytics

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Allow the addition of new components during the upgrade process.

At present, upgrading Cognos Analytics reads the currently installed components from the cmplst.txt file, and only upgrades those components. It is not possible to add any additional or new components (for example, Image Service) during an upgrade...
6 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Install and config 1 Future consideration
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Ability to refresh prompts of an embedded report if dashboard filter(s) change / common prompting model

Our dashboards created for IBM sales leadership often have both native dashboard views and embedded/iframe'ed reports when it is needed for better data visualization. Embedded report prompts are hard-coded in a URL pointing to a report. If a user ...
about 1 year ago in Cognos Analytics / Dashboard 2 Future consideration

Deploy custom global palettes which are only used as conditionial palettes too

When a custom global palette is only used in a conditional palette of a visualization of a dashboard, then after export and import of the dashboard on the target system the custom global palette is missing and the conditional palette of the visual...
4 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Administration 0 Future consideration

execute reports, data sets, and jobs using a webhook

The modern data stack involves various technologies for extraction, loading, and transformation of data. Achieving appropriate sequence across technologies can be a challenge but webhooks can resolve this issue to allow different platforms to comm...
about 1 month ago in Cognos Analytics / Reporting 0 Future consideration

Configure Cognos Mail Server using OAuth

With the deprecation of basic authentication scheduled for October, the configuration of our SMTP server (Exchange online) will no longer work as this uses basic authentication. We need a way to use OAuth to connect to our 365 smtp server. There i...
11 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Other 0 Future consideration

Dasboard Export to Excel Format

Ability to export dashboards with layout to Microsoft Excel format
over 1 year ago in Cognos Analytics / Dashboard 4 Future consideration

Email notification when job or tasks within job fail

We make use of datasets and have a job to schedule the refresh for these datasets every night. Sometimes the refresh fails for some reason. At this moment we don't get any notification that something went wrong. We would like to be able to configu...
10 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Administration 0 Future consideration

Setting the content defaults globally

In CA 11.2.1 you can set up content similar to Cognos Connection in 10.2 if you change to List View, row size "Compact" and sort by "Type". Unfortunately this has to be set for every browser for every client because this custom settings will be st...
over 1 year ago in Cognos Analytics / Install and config 1 Future consideration

Ability to "Run Once" list of schedules under IBM Cognos Administration -> Schedules and My Schedules and Subscriptions screens

Why is it useful? Currently, in-order to run any enabled schedule once, administrators need to go into each schedule "Run the schedule once..." option. It is very time consuming run each schedule manually if there's a need to run list of schedules...
2 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Administration 0 Future consideration

Monitoring report pages/dashboard tabs in Audit Database in Cognos Analytics

Monitoring report pages/dashboard tabs in Audit Database in Cognos Analytics : With the possibility of display report pages as tabs, customers like to build reports with multi-pages that display multi-analysis at the same time instead of separated...
11 months ago in Cognos Analytics 0 Future consideration