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Cognos Analytics

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Show list of recently used data packages when creating new report

We have a large list of Framework Manager packages to pick from in our Cognos production environment and our users rely on the functionality currently in Cognos 10 to select from a list of recently used packages. Cognos Analytics does not offer th...
almost 7 years ago in Cognos Analytics 1 Not under consideration

behavior when 'overwriting' folder using copy should be merge instead of replace (or present user with an option)

When you copy a folder over another folder with the same name, you are prompted to overwrite or rename. If you overwrite it doesn't simply overwrite the files that exist in both the target and source folders, it replaces the entire content of the ...
about 2 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Other 0 Submitted

Less Idea Focus - More Customer Focus

I want to officially complaint about the abuse of the Ideas concept within IBM and more specifically, for Cognos Analytics. While we Business Partners and our Customers are fighting every day to keep Cognos Analytics win battles versus competitors...
9 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Other 0 Submitted

Add theming options for the new OpenMenu bar

The Open Menu bar is replacing the Navigation Bar in Cognos Analytics 12.0.x. It's actually just a naming difference more than anything else. They both are the effective left bar in the user portal that contain links to your My Folders, Public Fol...
9 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Portal 0 Submitted

Improvement to Report Bursting: Combine Different Outputs into a single email.

When scheduling a Cognos report you can ask for different output formats to be created, for example HTML, PDF and Excel. If a report is scheduled and the report output is emails then Cognos will conbine these different outputs into a single email....
about 2 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Reporting 0 Submitted

Ability to notify time-out warning for the user before the actual timeout occur in Cognos Analytics Portal

Why is it Useful: Accessibility Time-out warning notification enhancement request: The use of timed events can present significant barriers for users with cognitive disabilities, as these users may require more time to read content or to perform f...
8 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Portal 3 Future consideration

Reset Dashboard - remove colour consistency, orphaned drill throughs, navigation path etc

Developers have accidentally released dashboards with drill down filters applied. Developers are seeing duplicate data item names in drill thru definitions.
10 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Dashboard 0 Submitted

Implement functionality where characters and text strings mandated by corporate security can be restricted from Report names, and the Search box.

It has been suggested by security auditors that we should restrict the use of special characters, <script> tags, etc., in the search box within Cognos Analytics, or implement a setting which will restrict the use of all special and meta char...
28 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Security 0 Submitted

enhance "Finding report dependencies" in Framework Manager to extend it to cover datasets

More and more clients are using datasets to speed up their dashboards within Cognos - the speed of the dashboard has always been that one thing where Cognos seriously is behind on other products like Qlik and PowerBI). Without this functionality C...
20 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Data Access and Modelling 1 Submitted

Capturing Upload/Download Activities in Cognos 11 Audit Database

We would like to request the ability to capture detailed logs of upload and download activities within the Cognos 11 environment. Specifically, we are interested in tracking when a user uploads or downloads report outputs or files.
10 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Other 0 Submitted