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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:

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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,

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Cognos Analytics

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Add Graded Scale conditional formatting to Reporting Lists and Crosstabs, and Dashboard crosstabs

Excel has Graded Scale conditional formatting... when we are asked to replicate a report that uses Graded Scale formatting, it is not possible in Cognos
almost 3 years ago in Cognos Analytics 1 Not under consideration

Need the feature to Impersonate User in Cognos to replicate user specific issues

Need the option to impersonate user in cognos. We need this feature to replicate user specific issues by logging in as user and quickly identifying and tracking the issues
over 3 years ago in Cognos Analytics 0 Not under consideration

Personal (My Content) Data Server Connections

Allow individuals (non-admin users) to create their own data server connections, but not be able to share them or allow others to use them. That way an individual can setup connections to sources that they have access to in order to do one off rep...
almost 2 years ago in Cognos Analytics 1 Not under consideration

Ability to download the default welcome page / logon page for modification

Customer doesn't want to develop own welcome page and logon page as well as modify any samples. The request is to be able to download the default one, modify and upload. Either replace the existing one or upload a new name.We know
over 4 years ago in Cognos Analytics 2 Not under consideration

Optimize querying on model using bridge table

Use of 'SELECT DISTINCT' on the bridge table part of a model is unusable in real life. When you have millions of records, query have low performance
about 2 years ago in Cognos Analytics 0 Not under consideration

Allow Transformer To Run In 64-Bit Mode

Allow transformer to run using 64-bit dispatchers. Note that this not a requirement for transformer to take advantage of any extended functionality 64-bit might entail. We simply want transformer to run within a Cognos Analytics environment having...
over 4 years ago in Cognos Analytics 0 Not under consideration

Ability to hide Team Content for ordinary users

In Cognos 10.2 it was possible to hide the public folder using "consumer_root" in system.xml. In 11.2.1 I have the ability to set the "reports" folder as the custom folder but team content is still visible. setting security is not possible as the ...
6 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Administration 1 Not under consideration

Add CA integration with Github

We would like to have native cognos analytics integration to github to store all sources/specs (reports/dashboards/..) to implement easily CI/CD. Today we use third party tools to version and deliver but with github integration it would be more na...
about 1 year ago in Cognos Analytics / Administration 1 Not under consideration

Add JSON as new report output format

Besides HTML, Excel, Excel data, CSV, PDF and XML there should be another output format for reporting: JSON
10 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Reporting 0 Not under consideration

Manage Default Action for Reports

Currently, all newly-created reports have the Default Portal Action of "View most recent report." This can be changed for an individual report by going into its Properties > Report > Advanced, but there is currently no mechanism to globally ...
about 1 year ago in Cognos Analytics 1 Not under consideration