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Status Future consideration
Workspace Cognos Analytics
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 2, 2015

Customized populating of the email recipients

My external customer (Anthem Inc.) has requested the following functionality in their current Cognos environment, for which I am one of three Admins).

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When running reports interactively (or when creating report schedules) and selecting email delivery for the report output, the Anthem Cognos report users desire to have the ability to enter a user's Cognos Connection user id (e.g. AB12345) and, based on the user id, the email address will be used, thereby avoiding the steps of having to select the user from the Cognos name space (which is the standard method for Cognos email field population). The users also desire this behavior for email recipients that are not Cognos Connection users, but are active members of the Anthem Active Directory domain.
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