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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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Object Level Security at Table and Field Level for Data Modules

Data Modules do not currently have a way to specify object level security at the table or field level the way Framework Manager does. You should be able to set which tables and fields a particular user or group of users is able to see. There are m...
about 4 years ago in Cognos Analytics / Data Access and Modelling 3 Future consideration

Search and Select Select Prompt Options Criteria

Currently, the search and select prompt search options are defaulted to 'Starts with any of these keywords'. we would like to have an option in the reports builder to decide which of the options should be defaulted.
over 4 years ago in Cognos Analytics 0 Planned for future release

Restore of online backup taken with older Db2 version

Current product limitation don't allow to restore an online database backup that were taken with a older Db2 level than the on of the Db2 instance . Our production environement must be available on a 24x7 basis and this limitation is a serious lim...
over 4 years ago in Db2 / Backup/Restore/ Rollforward/ Recover / Installation & Upgrade 0 Future consideration

Logging of assignment of permissions

Assignments of permissions on all objects should be logged into the Audit Database or a log file. It's important to see who gives whom which permissions and when.
about 5 years ago in Cognos Analytics 0 Future consideration

Prompt/parameter defauts - Set by Query (Use Query as source instead of hardcoded text)

Instead of hardcoded text, have the option to use a query as the source for prompt/parameter defaults. This will make the default selection of a prompt dynamic (user can access each report with own preferences). In our company we need to be able t...
about 6 years ago in Cognos Analytics 4 Planned for future release

Organizing datasource connections in Cognos Administration

Hi, We would like to get a better overview in Cognos Administration when viewing all our 2000 datasource connections. The ability to filter on datasource connection type (PowerCube, MS SQL Server, ODBC, IBM Cognos TM1 etc.) in order to minimize th...
almost 8 years ago in Cognos Analytics 0 Not under consideration

Command confirmation in joblog of DB2MSTR.

DB2 has many commands which display or alter the status of something. There are a lot of distinct environments from which the commands can be executed (z/OS console, DSN session, TSO DSN command processor, IMS or CICS terminal, special STPs, IFI-i...
about 10 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Not under consideration

Ability to disable or customize stemming

Watson Discovery uses stemming to identify valid matches. Based on our experience it appears that stemming is applied in both Natural Language Queries and also Discovery Language Queries. It seems to also enforced in phrase searching. This is usef...
over 3 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 13 Future consideration

Contional Formatting in Vizualisations in Dashboarding

We would like the ability to conditionally format visualisations in dashboarding. For example, to apply RAG to a bar based on a specific criteria. Or to highlight something in red if a specific criteria is met etc.
about 4 years ago in Cognos Analytics 1 Planned for future release

Allow sort by column measure of crosstab on a dashboard

The Crosstab visualization on a dashboard does not allow for sorting based on the measures displayed in a column.
over 4 years ago in Cognos Analytics 2 Future consideration