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Add CA integration with Github

We would like to have native cognos analytics integration to github to store all sources/specs (reports/dashboards/..) to implement easily CI/CD. Today we use third party tools to version and deliver but with github integration it would be more na...
about 1 year ago in Cognos Analytics / Administration 1 Not under consideration

Deliver a warning when importing a deployment with security

When importing a deployment you may not know that the import has security enabled and it will overwrite the existing security. There should be a warning stating this.
3 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Administration 0 Submitted

Remove the need for NC Drop, handle dead processes / schedules better

Currently, if a bad report is scheduled or something happens to the environment, the NC table can build up as explained by this technote and make schedules slow or send them into pending. To resolve this requires a lengthy process of a) backing up...
10 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Administration 0 Future consideration

Add Metadata to Cloud Object Storage file output

Saving a file in Cloud Storage creates a corresponding "outputDescriptor" xml file with some metadata information of the report execution. This Infos should be saved direct in the User-defined object metadata attributes of the S3 stored object. Ev...
12 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Administration 0 Future consideration

Advance property limitation

Please refer the Case TS006169109 where IBM Tech suggested that currently there is limitation of 20 parms that can only be added as advance property. We had a scenario where advance settings done at dispatcher level were wiped out (Report , Batch ...
12 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Administration 0 Future consideration

Use generic "From" emails for specific departments

One department within our organization would like emails for only their reports to come from a different email address than the Cognos default, and they do not want emails sent from one person/developer either.
5 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Administration 0 Future consideration

Automatically renew past/current activities

Renew past/current activities automatically or add a renew button
5 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Administration 0 Future consideration

Mapping of the parameter user name - official documentation by IBM

Request relates to the case TS007570460 from IBM support. The subject matter is the inappropriate mapping of the parameter user name in CP4D, i.e. ambigous mapping of user name. By default the mapping of the user name in CP4D is not equal to the m...
5 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Administration 0 Submitted

Rest API for security group

Hello, We need an entegration with our security team. We did it before other BI tools with their rest api. But in Cognos we cannot use security group with members. Our security team don't want to use SDK because of our microservice standarts. You ...
11 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Administration 0 Future consideration

Themes should apply to legacy tools

Themes currently do not update the banners in Query Studio. The themes should update all tools.
6 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Administration 0 Not under consideration