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Status Planned for future release
Workspace Cognos Analytics
Created by Guest
Created on May 23, 2020

Data Table enhancements

Like what is in Data Tables as a start, but there is functionality missing from them.

  1. I can't change the order of grouping, i.e. say I want the current biennium to show in the first row, no way to do this.

  2. Filter is lacking, it needs a deselect and revert added to it.

  3. I can't resize the data table, as I expand stuff I have to scroll even thou I have half my screen still available. Would like to be able to size the data table.

  4. I can't find where I can change the column header text, i.e. I want to show just Business Unit, instead of Fund Business Unit and Description. Would also like to be able to have the column text header to wrap.

Needed by Date Aug 1, 2020
  • Guest
    Jan 22, 2021

    a data table currently only allows rows, it would be great if a data table allowed you have columns like a cross tab.

    So if you were looking at yearly data the years for be columns and you could then collapse and uncollapse the rows and compare the data

  • Guest
    Jan 22, 2021

    Would be nice if there was a way to stagger some or all of the columns.

    Column1, Column 2



    Colum5, rest of data

    or because column 2 through 5 are a hierarchy, have the ability to drill down on column 2 to the level you want out lowest level.

  • Guest
    Oct 12, 2020

    Many of our users are complaining about text being clipped within the table. You can't resize the columns individually, and instead the width is spread evenly across all columns. When you have the project number and project description in 1 column, next to 6 columns which contain 3 to 6 characters, the result is 7 evenly sized columns. The columns which don't need a lot of space appear with a lot of white space, however the column which needs more room is clipped and you can't read which project the data is associated with. We have received complaints from 4 different users in the past 2 weeks. We need to be able to resize the columns.

  • Guest
    Aug 6, 2020

    The ability to drill through to a report from the data table would be a great feature.

  • Guest
    May 28, 2020


    I have one mor topic, I would like to add:

    7. The filter behaviour is a bit awkward, because you are just able to deselect elements.

    It would be nice to have an option to select values as well.

  • Guest
    May 28, 2020

    I would like to add 2 more topics:
    5. Ability to sort by any column.
    6. Ability to (de-)/select all elements in the filter

  • Admin
    Rachel Su
    May 25, 2020

    Number 2 is currently being worked on and should be available in the product in a future release.

    Number 3, the overall data table size doesn't change dynamically but you can change the table height when authoring.

    Number 4, you should be able to use custom column header text instead of the default one from data source. The property is called Column title label and it's available when the column title is selected. Hope this helps.