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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 (https://ideas.ibm.com).


Shape the future of IBM!

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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Start by searching and reviewing ideas and requests to enhance a product or service. Take a look at ideas others have posted, and add a comment, vote, or subscribe to updates on them if they matter to you. If you can't find what you are looking for,


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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,

  1. Post an idea

  2. Upvote ideas that matter most to you

  3. Get feedback from the IBM team to refine your idea


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Welcome to the IBM Ideas Portal (https://www.ibm.com/ideas) - Use this site to find out additional information and details about the IBM Ideas process and statuses.

IBM Unified Ideas Portal (https://ideas.ibm.com) - Use this site to view all of your ideas, create new ideas for any IBM product, or search for ideas across all of IBM.

ideasibm@us.ibm.com - Use this email to suggest enhancements to the Ideas process or request help from IBM for submitting your Ideas.

IBM Data & AI Roadmaps (http://ibm.biz/Data-and-AI-Roadmaps) - Use this site to view roadmaps for Data & AI products.

IBM Employees should enter Ideas at https://hybridcloudunit-internal.ideas.aha.io/


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When adding chart values change the background behind the value itself

When chart values are added in certain visuals it is very hard to read the values. Giving the ability to change the background colour will improve the functionality. See image for example.
3 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Dashboard 0 Future consideration

Missing search capability when adding a source to report

when adding a source to a report like package or data module, the user need to select the source from the my content or team content folder by browsing the content folder structure. Sometimes this folder structure could be very large with many sub...
3 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Reporting 0 Future consideration

Configure Cognos Mail Server using OAuth

With the deprecation of basic authentication scheduled for October, the configuration of our SMTP server (Exchange online) will no longer work as this uses basic authentication. We need a way to use OAuth to connect to our 365 smtp server. There i...
3 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Other 0 Future consideration

Dynamic Branding

Support multi tenant customers leveraging the same reports. For maintenance and support functionality it would be ideal to color brand the same report (report color pallets, list report headers, report object etc). This will reduce the overhead of...
3 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Reporting 0 Future consideration

Show No Data Available in scheduled report/job vs. job fail

Have a list report that runs every day. If data is not available, running interactively will show 'no data available'. If report is run as a scheduled report/job, then the job fails rather than returning report with no data available as the message.
3 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Other 0 Future consideration

Ability to rotate column headers in Cognos Dashboard Crosstab Visualizations

Whilst using the crosstab visualizations in Cognos Dashboard functionality, we would like a feature that would allow us to rotate the column headers, similar to the functionality offered in Cognos Report functionality. This would be great feature ...
3 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Dashboard 0 Submitted

Show "My parameter" Icon in Dashboard

We would like to use a global parameter in a Framework package and use this package in a Dashboard as source. But, when we run a Dashboard, the icon "My Parameters" is hidden. Actually, the users have to go to the home page to change parameter val...
3 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Dashboard 1 Future consideration

Option live query mode and cache

For most reports it's not relevant, the data is not realtime. For those reports I want to cache the data (within the report) for performance reasons. Whan i can choose a render option for a report Live or Cache (with a cache frequenty) Cognos will...
3 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Reporting 0 Future consideration

Add Confidentiality setting tag to Excel outputs

More and more clients are enabling and using the Confidentiality settings in Excel. This means that any Excel file opened in their environment, that does not have yet a Confidentiality setting (Public - Restricted - Confidential - Highly Confident...
3 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Reporting 0 Future consideration

Improvement for Drillthroughs from dashbords - passing business key

Currently, only the represented data elements are passed in a drillthough. This is usually the label (caption), which is inadequate for filtering in a drill target. A solution could be, to be able to assign an attribute to each of the displayed da...
3 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Dashboard 0 Submitted