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Allow Query set operations between packages or data modules

You can add data from multiple packages that use the dynamic query mode. However, Query set operations (join, union, intercept, except) are supported only for the default package or data module. Not being able to join queries built from different ...
8 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Data Access and Modelling 3 Future consideration

Data modules - Possibility to control access to different data sources

We want to control which data sources (Packages, Data sets, Files, Data Modules, Databases) our customers could use when they create and edit data modules. Currently there is no possibilty to restrict the available data sources. Initially they sho...
9 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Data Access and Modelling 2 Needs more information

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...
9 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Data Access and Modelling 0 Under review

Cognos Data module Lookup reference property for implementing relative time

Lookup reference property in Data Module is currently available only when creating calculations created within a table, but, not when we create calculations that reside outside of tables. We are trying to implement relative time for calculated fie...
9 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Data Access and Modelling 0 Future consideration

Data Server Metadata - Kerberos Connection

Kerberos, or other passwordless connections are becoming the standard authentication method for data sources. Data Servers are requirements to use web-based modelling. However, to pull metadata in a data server connection requires the user to have...
10 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Data Access and Modelling 0 Future consideration

Prompt choice of Data Sets

In Cognos Analytics we can create a Data Source and in that Data Source define multiple connections. Then if a report is developed using that Data Source, at report runtime we will be prompted to choose which connection to use. Similar functionali...
about 1 year ago in Cognos Analytics / Data Access and Modelling 1 Needs more information

Uploaded file with frameworkmanager package

Now, when you create an uploaded file and you want to combine it with a framework manager package, you have to create a datamodule. We want to have it directly, a framework manager package with uploaded file without a datamodule.
about 1 year ago in Cognos Analytics / Data Access and Modelling 1 Not under consideration

Load Metadata – change the default behaviour to “not selected checkbox” for the new tables

All new Tables receive by default a selected checkbox and therefore are being loaded by the next Load Metadata process, if they remain selected. If a lot of new not relevant Tables are coming, it means, that all of them should be excluded manually...
about 1 year ago in Cognos Analytics / Data Access and Modelling 1 Planned for future release

Process Cognos Analytics report output further as input in Data Module

Purpose is usually very simple planning or easy implementation of data from an additional source. Workaround is file export, external processing & import as uploaded file (last even without a native scheduling). Transferring existing business ...
about 1 year ago in Cognos Analytics / Data Access and Modelling 2 Future consideration

Cognos integration with Databricks

Support Databricks Spark as a data source for Cognos Analytics
over 1 year ago in Cognos Analytics / Data Access and Modelling 4