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141 VOTE
Status Future consideration
Workspace Cognos Analytics
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 21, 2017

Use Library tab in Admin to store JavaScript Controls

I'd like to see JavaScript controls in the library tab in the admin console.

With the controls in the library, we would have a few benefits:
1. Provide a description or usage manual
2. In the properties of the control, you could have a "See documentation" link that functions similarly to the other popup options.
3. A template configuration providing the developer with a base example with which to work.
4. Apply security for developers and end users. Which developers can use it, which end users can use it.
5. Remove all confusion over whether to select none/ui with event propagation/ui without event propagation, or a page module.

As it stands, instructions and location for the controls have to be handled externally to Cognos, and not all companies have internal wikis to maintain this type of documentation.

Cognos could also hash the files on the server to ensure that no tampering has occurred - if the checksums don't match, disable any reports using it until an admin has time to confirm the updated file is valid and re-enables the control. This comparison could be handled in a scheduled job.
  • Guest
    Nov 21, 2019

    This would be a useful feature for Cognos in the Cloud, where the admin is unlikely to have access to the file system.