IBM Data and AI Ideas Portal for Customers

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:

Post your ideas

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

Help IBM prioritize your ideas and requests

The IBM team may need your help to refine the ideas so they may ask for more information or feedback. The product management team will then decide if they can begin working on your idea. If they can start during the next development cycle, they will put the idea on the priority list. Each team at IBM works on a different schedule, where some ideas can be implemented right away, others may be placed on a different schedule.

Receive notification on the decision

Some ideas can be implemented at IBM, while others may not fit within the development plans for the product. In either case, the team will let you know as soon as possible. In some cases, we may be able to find alternatives for ideas which cannot be implemented in a reasonable time.

Additional Information

To view our roadmaps:

Reminder: This is not the place to submit defects or support needs, please use normal support channel for these cases

IBM Employees:

The correct URL for entering your ideas is:

Status Submitted
Workspace Cognos Analytics
Components Reporting
Created by Guest
Created on Nov 1, 2021

Enable local cache for Vendor Specific functions

Problem Statement : Local cache does not work when user defined or vendor specific functions are used in queries.


Currently there is a functionality in COGNOS FM or reporting tool to turn on local cache to re- use query cache for subsequent report run after the 1st run of the report.

While this configurations works well for common functions , the real issue comes when user defined or vendor specific functions are used in queries ( example - LAST_VALUE, YEAR(), TO_CHAR()).

This causes query execution each time user runs the report. Enabling re-use of local cache with vendor specific functions will help in improving performance of the report as well as result in efficient use of queries.


  • Add a setting (or switch) to allow UDFs (Vendor specific function) in reusable queries

Needed By Month