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MER - enable checking line length (number of characters in one line) in fields with free input

In the fields in message in MER, which are free input during entry, there is no check of line length or number of lines. You can write unlimited in one line. There is no entry like in MERVA. Only purely structured fields, i.e. those with options A...
13 days ago in FTM for SWIFT Services / Usability 2 Functionality already exists

Distinguish on-demand and spot instances in HostFactory under one application

In the current setup, all grid jobs run on spot instances. The risk with spot-instances is that they are not dedicated and can be reclaimed anytime due to various reasons. There have been times when a long-running parent task execution stopped at ...
6 days ago in Spectrum Symphony / Version 7.3.2 1 Functionality already exists

Integration of DataStage parameters and parameter sets in Pipelines

Parameters and parameter sets in Pipelines are absolutely necessary for designing dynamic data integrations with DataStage.
27 days ago in DataStage 1 Functionality already exists

PA for Excel: Search bar in Set Editor

A search bar would be more intuitive and would save one click.
21 days ago in Planning Analytics 3 Functionality already exists

Change the "Pending Backup State" to NO when backup is done to /dev/null

There can be situations where customer wants to switch from circular logging to Archival logging and vice versa. Currently, when a switch from Circular Logging to Archive Logging is requested, Db2 sets the database state in "Backup Pending" state ...
about 2 months ago in Db2 / Backup/Restore/ Rollforward/ Recover 7 Functionality already exists
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Sorting items in Team Content and My Content - folders before reports

Sort items (folders, reports) in the same way like in Cognos 10 - folders first and than reports.
almost 6 years ago in Cognos Analytics 11 Functionality already exists

systemd unit file for starting symphony during boot

Currently, the symphony start up script is set under /etc/init.d. We expects to have systemd unit file for symphony start up. Esepcally we are upgrading to RHEL8
20 days ago in Spectrum Symphony / Version 7.3.2 1 Functionality already exists

Enabling Multiple MPI like OpenMPI, mvapich, and others for distributed processing Systems for optimized processing

IBM, Intel, Nvidia, and others have their own optimized MPI, also we found new versions of mvapich from Ohio State University, therefore we need take this suggestion into consideration. We hope that IBM Spectrum LSF have the unified management of ...
22 days ago in Spectrum LSF / Other 1 Functionality already exists

WKC query functionality

As a data steward I would like to be able to query metadata about the assets that I own. As a data analyst I would like to be able to query information about a particular business term and its use.
25 days ago in Watson Knowledge Catalog 2 Functionality already exists

Offer the same options for shortcut like for report (for example Create report view)

In Cognos 10.2 you have option like Create report view, Edit report, ... directly for shortcut. Now in Cognos 11 this options are available only for report itself.
over 5 years ago in Cognos Analytics 0 Functionality already exists