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Status Planned for future release
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 3, 2021

Period locked indication in Cognos Web

There is a feature to lock a period in Cognos Controller. As a result of the same, when a user tries to amend any data, it does not allow to update/input any value. Same period is unlocked in Cognos Web for same entity. Web user is unable to update any values, however there is no prompt/alert for user to understand that the reason for not being allowed to update is that the period is locked.

This alert is an indication to the user and will save time and effort to troubleshoot the reason for not able to update the values.

Refer attached document for relevant screen shots and explanation.

Needed by Date Apr 30, 2021