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As a robust enterprise solution, IBM Cognos Analytics supports several great localization options. However, we are not able to customize the Administration > Customization > Theme based on language. It would be great if Cognos had an option ...
REST API for viewing and managing object permissions
Enables users/IT support to find the permissions required to access a folder.
Enables automation for configuring object permissions.
Deploying permissions as part of a pre-defined Request For Change
Verifying/monitoring that permissions are accurate.
Many databases provides hints to improve the performance of the queries. In recent observation, we saw that when cognos report is running it takes 10-15 mins where as when we run same query at database side (Vertica) with hints it gives output in ...
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...
Search text in the report from the Cognos Portal Search
We are looking for option to have wide search in the cognos portal. We are only allowed with 11.1.x search functionality was enhanced and allows for searching of objects such as table and column labels in addition to report names, folder names, pa...
Support of Temporary AWS credentials for S3 Cloud Storage
In order to retrieve the access key and secret required for configuring report output delivery to Amazon S3 a user with IAM role is required. Internal security is pushing back on issuing a user with that role. Not sure what the alternatives are, b...
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...
Allow alt text for brandImage in theme customization.
The Cognos Analytics theme allows administrators to customize the text and images of the welcome page using brandText and brandImage. The brandImage contains the organization name and is very clear for visually acute users. To accommodate the visu...
In Cognos 10.2 it was possible to hide the public folder using "consumer_root" in system.xml. In 11.2.1 I have the ability to set the "reports" folder as the custom folder but team content is still visible. setting security is not possible as the ...
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...
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