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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 (

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Table partitioning for column-organized tables

Column-organized tables are currently not supported for table partitioning (e.g. PARTITION BY RANGE)..At the same time, table partitioning is used by many data warehouse customers to speed up ETL activities - e.g.:(a) load new data into a separate...
almost 6 years ago in Db2 / BLU Acceleration 0 Future consideration

Cognos Analytics v11 - add commentary on Dashboards in Context

capability to add comments on the dashboard either on a chart/object and overall dashboard. With the flexibility to show the comments based on the filters applied at the time.
about 7 years ago in Cognos Analytics 0 Not under consideration

Changing the source of a dataset

As a data analyst I want to be able to change the source of a dataset. This is necessary when it has been moved or the location name has been changed. We know where the source is, but there's no way we can change the source.
over 5 years ago in Cognos Analytics / Data Access and Modelling 1 Not under consideration

Single Sign On using SAML2 for Cognos

SAML2 is becoming an industry standard and many vendors are moving to supporting it. Using SAML2 will provide Cognos with another method for external authentication. SAML2 is an XML-based framework for communicating user authentication, entitlemen...
about 6 years ago in Cognos Analytics 0 Not under consideration

Enable customers running 24/7 to create unique indexes

Our Internet and Mobile applications are used 24/7 and we do not have any batch windows nor any maintenance windows. When creating new indexes on existing tables the a CREATE INDEX operation generates an unwanted outage when created with DEFER NO....
over 6 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Not under consideration

Ability to Set Default Option for Select and Search Prompt

Would like a property for Select and Search prompts that allows setting / modifying the default option.
over 6 years ago in Cognos Analytics 0 Not under consideration


Currently BLU CDE tables only have the RECLAIM EXTENTS option of REORG enabled. This does not physically move rows and therefore REORG cannot reclaim extents unless 100% of the rows in an extent have been deleted (via deletes or BLU updates). Also...
over 7 years ago in Db2 / BLU Acceleration / Tables/Index (Range MQ MDC etc.) 4 Future consideration

Stop package invalidation after ALTER MAXPARTITIONS

These days in an agile world we have to ALTER PBG spaces on-the-fly to raise the MAXPARTITIONS value. Sadly this ALTER, even though it is an immediate ALTER, sets all dependent packages to VALID = 'N' which is, of course, a disaster.
over 3 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 8 Not under consideration

Add function for changing Ascending/Descending next to "Search" fileld in "Filter Condition" window

In the "Search" field of "Filter Condition" window in Report,Items are always displayed in ascending order. We often choose a recent date, but it's very annoying to have to scroll to the bottom. This function of changing Ascendin/Descending was in...
almost 4 years ago in Cognos Analytics 1 Not under consideration

Allow for Dynamic Cubes in the Cloud

Multiple customers have requested the capability to create/utilize Dynamic Cubes with Cognos Analytics on the Cloud.
almost 7 years ago in Cognos Analytics 0 Not under consideration