IBM Accelerator Catalog
IBM Accelerator Catalog

Add a link button to open the Learn Pane (11.2.0 and above)

The sample extension named "" adds an extension to the Custom Widgets panel in Dashboarding and Stories that allows authors to add buttons that open specific topics in the Learn Pane.

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About this accelerator

Version: Cognos Analytics 11.2.0 to Current

Here are instructions on how to use this extension. You can see a demonstration of this extension in the sample Visualization gallery.


To use this sample extension, click the Download button above to download the zip file (do not unzip it) and follow these instructions to upload the extension to Cognos Analytics. You must have Portal Administrator or System Administrator privileges to do this. After the upload, you will see a new object in the Manage > Customization > Extensions tab named LearnPaneLink

You can create extensions (.zip files) that add functions to the Cognos Analytics user interface. For example, you can add buttons that, when clicked, open a specific report or dashboard. You can also remove default buttons from the user interface.

Extensions are defined in a spec.json file that is contained in the root of the extension's .zip file. Depending on the extension, there can also be folders that include images, HTML files, and JavaScript files. For more information, see Creating extensions.

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Additional details

  • Accelerator typeExtension
  • IndustryAny
  • Business functionAny
  • Product and version IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson - 11.2.0 to Current
  • Author typeIBM
  • Company nameIBM
  • Author name IBM
  • Last modifiedSeptember 15th, 2021
  • Language English