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Shape the future of IBM!

We invite you to shape the future of IBM, including product roadmaps, by submitting ideas that matter to you the most. Here's how it works:

Post your ideas

Post ideas and requests to enhance a product or service. Take a look at ideas others have posted and upvote them if they matter to you,

  1. Post an idea

  2. Upvote ideas that matter most to you

  3. Get feedback from the IBM team to refine your idea

Help IBM prioritize your ideas and requests

The IBM team may need your help to refine the ideas so they may ask for more information or feedback. The product management team will then decide if they can begin working on your idea. If they can start during the next development cycle, they will put the idea on the priority list. Each team at IBM works on a different schedule, where some ideas can be implemented right away, others may be placed on a different schedule.

Receive notification on the decision

Some ideas can be implemented at IBM, while others may not fit within the development plans for the product. In either case, the team will let you know as soon as possible. In some cases, we may be able to find alternatives for ideas which cannot be implemented in a reasonable time.

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Planning Analytics for Excel (PAfE) - Allow the use of subsets in the DBRW function

In Planning Analytics for Excel (PAfE) the DBRW Excel function does not allow to use subsets to retrieve data, but only dimension members, unlike with Planning Analytics Perspectives where the use of subsets is allowed in the DBRW function. At Bac...
9 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Reporting 0 Submitted

Full Interactivity mode for lists and crosstabs in saved HTML outputs

By default, if you run a report in full interactivity mode, a user can interact with the output in lists, crosstabs and visual data containers. He can filter, sort, group and summarize data in these containers. But if a user schedules the same rep...
5 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Reporting 0 Not under consideration

Ability to collapse by default the "Show properties" option while creating a new report

We are upgrading our environments to Cognos version 11.1.7 and we would like to control the "Show properties" option while creating a new report. In our current Cognos version (, the "Show properties" pane is collapsed by default, so use...
5 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Reporting 0 Not under consideration

Schedule Report with External Data Source

We have external spreadsheets from systems that do not integrate. However, we need to compile the data from the spreadsheet with system/package data. I understand that this is possible through external data sources. However, a report cannot be sch...
5 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Reporting 0 Submitted

Support lines in the visualization map in Cognos

Tableau has the functionality to easily upload a shape file in mapbox and visualise on a map the rivers,.... When selecting in a table a certain river, the river on the map in mapbox is highlighted. The opposite is also possible, when selecting a ...
8 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Reporting 0 Submitted

Ability to change data source on an upgraded data set

If you have an upgraded data set which has a data source with multiple data source connections (i.e. DEV and PROD) then when you replace the package you are not prompted to select a data source connection. If you create a new data source in 11.2.1...
8 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Reporting 0 Submitted

Enable Similar Behavior within safari whether on iPhone or iPad

Today if a user navigates Cognos and runs a report using safari on an iPad, behavior is as expected, you can pinch to zoom and pan left to right, or scroll top to bottom and see the entire report. The same behavior on an iPhone is a different expe...
8 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Reporting 1 Future consideration

Azure BLOB storage cloud connection to save report output

In Cognos 11.1.5 are Cloud Object Storage providers introduced. With this solution is it possible to save report output to an external Cloud Object Storage provider like IBM, Google and Amazon. Azure, one of the biggest cloud service providers, is...
9 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Reporting 0 Under review

Enable customization of authoring perspective

The new black and white design in Authoring (Report Studio) has caused massive annoyance at some of our customers. The reasons given were: generally confusing color is missing in the icons windows (e.g. expression editor) are not clearly delimited...
9 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Reporting 0 Future consideration