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159 VOTE
Status Future consideration
Workspace Cognos Analytics
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 21, 2017

Conditional Formatting on Dashboard Visualizations

Using Dashboards in Cognos Analytics, enable the capability to apply conditional formatting to dashboard visualizations (charts, summaries, and other visualizations, not just grids).
  • Guest
    Aug 14, 2021

    Derp! Power BI did it.. Catch up Cognos.

  • Guest
    Jan 6, 2021

    If something is status 'Red' then I'd like to show it as Red. Currently this depends on the order in the palette which is fine until there are for example no Yellow statusus and the Yellows become Green, etc.

  • Guest
    Dec 7, 2020

    I vote for this

  • Guest
    Nov 30, 2020


    In Crosstabs, this is available using the Conditional Color property (at least since 11.1.7) and it works wonderfully. This is still missing on charts though. Charts use the Color data slot which does not accomplish the same objective since you cannot "hard-code" the value colors. For instance, coloring negative values red and positive values green consistently is still impossible in charts and this is a basic functionality that business users expect to have.

  • Guest
    Jul 31, 2019

    agreed - looking for similar functionality  that is presently available in Report Studio using the RENDER Property of an Image. 

    The Image displayed (Green UP Arrow, Green DOWN Arrow, Red Up Arrow, Red Up Arrow) 
    is based on a condition.

    See attached...



  • Guest
    May 27, 2019

    Because users want to use risk, health and trend signals in their dashboards to detect problems quickly