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Status Not under consideration
Workspace Cognos Analytics
Components Other
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 24, 2021

Allow upload of .py files for Jupyter Notebooks into CA

When working with Jupyter notebooks within a CA envrionment there appears to be no way to re-use python code from 1 book to the next as CA restricts the types of file types that can be uploaed. This means for any functions that you would like to reuse you need to paste it from 1 notebook and move it into another. Obviously this is not ideal. We are working against pressure from within the business who have engaged external consultants, where they have made comment about CA tools and would like them to be more "nimble". They are proposing other solutions outside of CA that would sit in solutions such as DATA360, ALTERYX and data analytic workbenches. We are approaching the issue with a cost v benefit approach however its quite likely that they may move to something that can more readily handle these types of requests. We from a BI perspective understand that this will likely create addtional information silos and also spring up other issues in regards to integration and security to name a few. If this addtional requirement can be added this would likely ease the pressure in the short to medium term with the hope that features and functionality will have caught up with other tools.

Needed By Yesterday (Let's go already!)
  • Guest
    Nov 8, 2021

    Thanks Tim. Can you please explain how we best manage our code when using .py with Cognos as an alternative? What are our options? Also, appologies for my ignorance but what do you mean by "containerized scalable form of importing data" and how does this impact the upload of .py files. Any addtional information will help me put this dream to bed. Cheers

  • Admin
    Tim Aston
    Nov 8, 2021

    Cognos uses the containerized scalable form of importing data. Implementation of this feature is not in the short-term goals of Cognos.