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Allow customization per Cognos "Group" (not just "Roles")

Currently in C11 customization is only available per security "Role". If your security is based on Cognos "Groups" then you can not use customization. Please make it available for security "Groups" as well!
over 5 years ago in Cognos Analytics 2 Planned for future release

Delete vs Write vs Full

Within the permissions of an object, we now have a hierarchy of security -- Read, Run, Write and Full. In previous versions, we had 5 permissions - Read, Execute, Traverse, Write and Policy (still kind of have this in the admin piece) but... In al...
over 5 years ago in Cognos Analytics 0 Not under consideration

Ability to link (global) parameters default value, to a query

Add the capabilities to link the default value of Global Parameters with a query/report, so that there'll be no need to change them once a week or event monthly.In the same way, also the default value of normal parameters (prompt) could be fill au...
over 5 years ago in Cognos Analytics 0 Planned for future release

Access Stored report output version via URL

In Cognos 10.2.2 it was possible to access saved Report Outputs (.xls, PDF) via URL. In the current Version 11.0.x this Szenario is not possible. Only the latest Version can be shown. Otherwise if there is more than one Output Format available, on...
almost 6 years ago in Cognos Analytics 1 Not under consideration

IFCID 316 401 ZiiP Usage Statistics

Currently the IFCIDs 316 and 401 contains great data for monitoring and tuning SQLs. It would be excellent if these IFCIDs could be extended to include a separate set of ZiiP counters. IFCID 25 does this for Utilities at the moment.
almost 6 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Not under consideration

Financial Reporting Sign Formatting

Financial data which is sourced from a General Ledger typically requires the reversal of the accounting sign for the majority of management and statutory reporting. For example, Income accounts are held as negative values in the Ledger however the...
almost 6 years ago in Planning Analytics 0 Future consideration

Ability to Report from a Data Set

Customer needs the ability to use Reporting against Data Sets. Dashboarding is fine using a data set for high performance, but customer has needs for more control than what a Dashboard can deliver. Reporting against an aggregated Data Set is impor...
over 6 years ago in Cognos Analytics 0 Not under consideration

Cognos Connection csv/Excel output delimiters option

Current Cognos csv output format is tabbed by default. Some user base needs output format in "comma separated" and it can be changed via Admin - Global settings due to conflict of interest between different set of users. Delimiter option is desire...
over 8 years ago in Cognos Analytics 1 Not under consideration

Index for a subset of rows

Possibility to index only specific rows of one or more columns. This could be implemented with a WHERE clause in the index create statement and would rsult in a tiny index for exactly the rows you are interested in.
over 8 years ago in Db2 / Tables/Index (Range MQ MDC etc.) 0 Not under consideration

Only in-memory Temp table

Temporary table only cached in the memory, it does not to write into the temp dbspace.Requirement from China mobile (CMCC), CMCC use lots of temp table in the following 2 ways:Create temp table ... with no log; select * from tab into temp tabname ...
over 9 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Not under consideration