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Cognos Analytics

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Find query subjects/items

System: Cognos Analytics 11.0.x In Dashboarding there is a Find bar allowing the user to search for a specific keyword in query subjects (tables) and query items (columns) in a data module. This feature should be included in Reporting, allowing th...
about 6 years ago in Cognos Analytics 3 Functionality already exists

New forecasting functionality in R4 needs additional features

If you include a target on a line, column or bar chart the forecasting is turned off. It should draw a forecast line for the target just like it does to the #. So if target is a static number the forecast line would remain static, if the target is...
almost 3 years ago in Cognos Analytics 2 Functionality already exists

Display of Cognos Content from navigation folder as 10.2.2 by type of content

we found a different behavior when you navigate on team content folders. On Cognos BI 10.2.2, the content (inside folders) is order by type and then by name or date, it is easy to see the difference between reports, subfolders, view, dashboard. On...
about 5 years ago in Cognos Analytics 1 Functionality already exists

Support for Microsoft Office 2019

Our customers want to use Cognos Analytics together with Microsoft Office to use analytic insights within office products like Excel, Word and Powerpoint. Currently (as of 22th of Oct 2019) latest version of Office 2019 is officially not supported.
almost 3 years ago in Cognos Analytics 1 Functionality already exists

Enable Jupyter Notebook

Our team is a data science team and we are using Cognos Analytics to provide analytics to our clients. We do several data quality metrics using Jupyter Notebook and we would like to make it available to our clients in a dynamic mode in Cognos. We ...
almost 3 years ago in Cognos Analytics 1 Functionality already exists

Mobile: Run reports functionality in Cognos Mobile app

Currently, we are unable to run any standard reports via Cognos Mobile app. Active reports can only be downloaded/imported into app.
over 2 years ago in Cognos Analytics 0 Functionality already exists

Statistical Formulas / Calculations

Hello - We are running Cognos on Windows Server 2012 and MS-SQL Server 2012 and we have come upon the need to utilize a specific statistical functions in Cognos (11.0.8) but do not see it available. Is there any way to access this function or to e...
over 4 years ago in Cognos Analytics 1 Functionality already exists

KPI Visualization for Period over Period Comparison

The new KPI Visualization in 11.1.4 is fantastic! We often show period-over-period comparisons. For example YTD Revenue vs Prior YTD Revenue. It would be great to be able to apply different filters to the base and target values in the existing KPI...
over 2 years ago in Cognos Analytics 0 Functionality already exists

Ability to hide/disable folder delete permissions without removing write permissions

Problem statement: In Cognos 11, a user with either the Professional Author or Business Author role can delete the entity folder for their company. These users have write permissions to the entity specific folder since they should be able to creat...
over 1 year ago in Cognos Analytics 1 Functionality already exists

Context Sensitive help missing

When clicking on "Help" in Cognos 10.2.2 you were directed to a context specific help. For example, when viewing the properties of a folder, you were directed to the Administration and Security Guide section "Properties of elements".In Cognos 11 y...
over 5 years ago in Cognos Analytics 0 Functionality already exists