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230 VOTE
Status Delivered
Workspace Cognos Analytics
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 25, 2018

Customization of new Homeview screen

We have more than 3 clients currently asking and wanting to customize their home screen in Cognos Analytics. The new default (11.0.7+) has additional "tiles" that show recently ran reports and a quick links section at the right that shows some IBM defined easily accessible information. When using an extension you are not able to leverage these new objects and display the tiles or links. Our clients would like the ability to show/hide and customize the tiles and links and embed them into the extension solution or allow for customization of the default page. This customization should allow for us to change the content of the tiles to not just allow recent but also specific reports/objects that need front page visibility. The Quick Reference section should also be fully customizable to allow our own training/tips etc to be featured rather than the canned IBM objects.
  • Admin
    Tim Aston
    May 17, 2021

    Cognos Analytics 11.2 adds a great deal of new customization options. You can read more about them in this blog: https://community.ibm.com/community/user/businessanalytics/blogs/tim-aston1/2021/04/06/customizing-the-cognos-analytics-112-home-page

  • Guest
    Jun 12, 2020

    "favorites" would be a great addition.

  • Guest
    Nov 21, 2019

    The "tiles" are the same items that are in the Recent list on the left.

    The links get stale as IBM deletes and reorganizes their content from external sites such as YouTube.

    I'm surprised this has so many votes.

  • Guest
    Jul 31, 2019

    Our clients would like to see a "favorites" section on the home screen.  The recent section is useful but a static display of favorites would be even more useful.

  • Guest
    May 21, 2019

    They fixed the problem in the 11.1.2 release.

    You need a custom view with the spec json excluding the "com.ibm.bi.bahome_common.quickReferences" item.

     

    {
        "name":"SampleConsumers",
        "schemaVersion": "1.0",
        "comment": "Extensions for Consumers role in Sample.",    
        "extensions": [
        {
            "perspective": "home",
            "comment": "Removes content that is not useful or usable for the role.",
            "features": [{
                "id": "wfg.homePerspective.excludeItems",
                "excludeItems":["com.ibm.bi.bahome_common.quickReferences", "com.ibm.bi.glass.common"],
                "comment": "Consumers will not understand the quick references since they are focused on content authors."
            }]
        }]
    }

  • Guest
    Apr 11, 2019

    I find it odd that this is considered an RFE rather than a defect.

    If you follow the instructions to customize views, it shows you the "id" of the quick references section. If you add an exclusion for it in a spec.json file for an extension, it will remove the leaf links from the section, but not the section itself.

    See attached spec.json and result on the UI (cognos.quick.reference.png).

  • Guest
    Feb 22, 2019

    The Quick Reference has been a huge problem for us as our users do not have access to YouTube and click on that link to try to get to the training videos we host internally.  This needs to be customizable.

32 MERGED

Cognos Analytics Welcome page customization

Merged
We would like to customize our Cognos Analytics R9 Welcome page to meet our client requirements.
over 3 years ago in Cognos Analytics 0 Delivered