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Additional properties for KPI visualizations in dashboards (11.2.0 and above)

This extension enables additional styling options for KPI visualizations.

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About this accelerator

With this extension, users can style the individual text elements within a KPI widget. Font family, style, size, and color can be set, as well as the text alignment (Left, Middle, or Right).

A Style text option is added to the context menu for the base value, base value label, target value, and target value label.

Styling text in a KPI visualization

  1. Right-click a value or label element within the widget and select the Style text option from the context menu.
  2. Change settings as required.
  3. Click Done.

If Color is set for the base value, only the icon color will change with any rules that are set. The default behaviour can be restored by selecting Restore defaults in the Style text dialog.


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 IBM Cognos Analytics. You must have Portal Administrator or System Administrator privileges to do this.

You can create extensions (.zip files) that add functions to the IBM 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 Cognos Analytics - 11.2.0 to Current
  • Author typeIBM
  • Company nameIBM
  • Author name IBM
  • Last modifiedMay 13th, 2021
  • Language English