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593 VOTE
Status Future consideration
Workspace Cognos Analytics
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 17, 2017

Export Dashboard to PPT/Excel

It would be great if we would have the function (export Dashboard to PPT / Excel). We are having a lot of reviews with the Executives and most of time we are combining charts (e.g. some from Ops and some from other Finance team) into 1 deck, so with this function, it would reduce our time spend to screenshot the Dashboard.
  • Guest
    Sep 5, 2022

    I've added this to CogBox Premium

    You drag in the powerpoint widget, it will automatically loop through all of the tabs in the dashboard creating a slide for each one. Every vis will be positioned as it appears in the dashboard.

    For Excel, I currently do not have a license for a JS library that will let me export the visualization image. My Excel export will export the underlying data for each visualization, and optionally the filters applied and the queries generated. If there is enough demand, we can get the license and I'll be able to export the dashboard visualizations as images.

  • Guest
    Jun 15, 2020

    This is prob. more of a product strategy decision than a technical one. The lack of this feature in IBM Cognos Analytics is one of the top 3 drivers for PowerBI adoption in my organization.

    In other companies in my industry, IBM Cognos has been heavily used for Finance and Biz Ops with a high level of executive visibility. Because of this visibility, I know that at least one of our larger competitors in this industry has decided to drop investments in IBM Cognos and reinvest in PowerBI. To be honest, the same is under consideration at my organization, too.

  • Guest
    Mar 10, 2020

    Our clients also request to be able to export from Dashboard to excel

  • Guest
    Nov 21, 2019

    I don't see a way to vote against this.  It doesn't make sense to me to use an online, interactive artifact that is used to perform data exploration and gain quick insights due to its fluid nature, then carve one, minuscule view of its static output to a stone tablet to hand to an exec.

    There are things in Cognos that are actually broken and need attention.  Voting up items like this one draw attention away from real problems.

  • Guest
    Sep 26, 2019

    For us is export to Excel neccessary for future consolidation of outputs from various sources. Another company department use Qlik Sense and they have this required advantage

  • Guest
    Aug 28, 2019


  • Guest
    Jun 5, 2019

    Stephen Young:  You can export the Dashboard to PDF today.  This has been available since CA 11.0.10.  See this technote for details on how to do this:

  • Guest
    Jan 30, 2019

    We also have a client who requires an export to PDF.  This is probably desirable for many other users, so can this be considered too?

  • Guest
    Jan 22, 2019

    PowerBI has this functionality and its so easy to use. Right click and export Summary or Details. In Cognos we need to create a Drill through report and pass all the parameters and then display the report in Excel. Its alot more work in Cognos Analytics.