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Status Future consideration
Workspace Cognos Analytics
Components Dashboard
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 8, 2022

Add output format option to drill through in dashboards

Currently there is no option to specify a target report output format in drill throughs created in Dashboards. And to make things worse, when a default output format is set on the target report (ex. to run in Excel format) this is completely ignored and the target report always runs in HTML.

Reports are designed to run in other formats so should be ran accordingly.

Please add an option to specify output format creating drill through in dashboards, similar to the drill through options already existing in reports.

Needed By Month
  • Guest
    Aug 15, 2023

    This idea has already been submitted and already has a lot of votes.

    It would be better to just vote on the original, rather than spread the votes around.

  • Guest
    May 17, 2023

    External clients from my company want a direct excel output as the drill-through report result is too hard to perform further operations like copying to their systems. The extra layer of export is just time-consuming if people cannot determine the output format directly.

  • Guest
    Feb 21, 2023

    Drill through definition in dashboards doesn't have option to open report in a new window, same functionality as drill through between reports. We have disabled the upper banner for our end users which cause a problem for them to navigate back to the dashboard.