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Present additional content by adding a Tabbed Widget (11.2.0 to 11.2.1)

The sample extension named "" will allow dashboard authors to add a flexible layout container to the dashboard to present content on different tabs. Once the extension is uploaded, a new widget called Tabs is added to the Custom widgets panel. Selections can be made with either tabs or a dropdown list.

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About this accelerator

Version: Cognos Analytics 11.2.0 to 11.2.1

Dashboard authors may want to add more visualizations or shapes onto their canvas which can be embedded into this tabbed widget, which will allow consumers to toggle between the different visualizations.

Use cases range from presenting related data on separate charts, to presenting tabular data or simply alternative visualization choices.

Individual tabs within the widget can be styled with the same controls as the dashboard master tabs. For more information, see Customizing tabs. With this extension, Font family is included in the styling options.

Using the Tabs widget

  1. Select the Tabs widget in the Custom widgets panel and add it to the canvas.
  2. Add one or more visualizations to the widget.
  3. Create additional tabs within the widget as you would for the main dashboard, and add content.
  4. To use a dropdown list instead of tabs for selection, open the properties for the widget. Expand the Tabs section, and select Show dropdown.


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 TabWidget

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 Cognos Analytics - 11.2.0 to 11.2.1
  • Author typeIBM
  • Company nameIBM
  • Author name IBM
  • Last modifiedNovember 18th, 2021
  • Language English