Hello, we would like to know whether datasets could be created from query subjects defined in reports
Yes, copy/paste reportspec, or copy/paste queries from report to dataset editor. This was added in 11.1.7.
Does 11.2 come with Windows 2019 support please?
Yes Windows 2019 server is supported as of Cognos 11.1.7
When can we share this information with clients?
Yes you can.
When is the release date ?
Should be later this month, just putting the last touches on it.
When is 11.2 going to production instances?
Target is by the end of April.
Hi, Good Morning. Can you tell when this version would be of Cognos 11.2would be supported/compatible with Maximo 18.104.22.168? Thanks
I'd check in with Maximo offering team as this is a part of Maximo's roadmap. In theory Maximo can pick up 11.2 when it's generally available
Are the help videos local or hosted offsite (youtube)?
Yes we will have 7 short Getting Started videos as launch time, and more will be made available on our YouTube channel over time.
Does the Assistant is available in Spanish?
English only for now.
Do we still have a switch for legacy interface
If you're referring to the ability to enable Cognos Connection, yes that is still there. Though I would highly recommend transitioning to the new home and content navigation.
What browser are you using in this demo?
where is Find command?
Its in the banner at the very top of the page, always visible no matter where you are.
is query studio going to be available in 11.2? How do we access it?
Yes it will be available with 11.2. You can access QS by clicking new -> Other -> query studio. You will need to enable these legacy studios first to show the other option.
Will 11.2 still support Customizing roles? We use this for Custom folders which show on the Home Page for specific users.
Yes it's still supported
Q#2 There are a few products that we have in the market currently for Data Preparation - such Tableau Data Prep. or Alteryx - Is IBM planning to include any such product upgrades or new product inclusion within the Cognos Product Suite? For example, Cognos Data Manager or IBM DataStage?
Cognos Analytics offers a data prep capability OOTB in Data Modules. This allows for things like data cleansing, Joins, calculations and more.
Is conditionl Pallet in 11.2?
It is not. Conditional coloring is available in crosstab only in Dashboard. Conditional Palette is still available for older charting engine in reporting
what is a data folder? How is it different from a file folder?
Its just a regular folder, "Data" is just the unoriginal name I gave my folder.
Any thought of adding who last modified a report in the details panel?
This is a good idea but not on our roadmap currently. Can you please log this as an Idea on our Ideas portal for public voting?
Q#3 New Cloud Datasources - Does Cognos now allow connectivity to Datasources such as Snowflake Clouddatawarehouse, Amazon Aurora, Amazon Redshift, Azure Synapse, Cassandra, Google BigQuery, etc.
https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/1106607#11.1.7fp2rThis is the latest tested driver for all datasources. We also support web services as JSON end points as datasources
Can we identify reports and dashboards as favourite that can be displayed on the landing page?
This will be implemented as the next stage of portal improvements. Not available yet.
Will there still be support for Analysis Studio?
Analysis Studio has been deprecated. We do not provide support anymore. It's still available through legacy flag.
When can we expect 11.1.7 FP3?
Likely in May/June timeframe. No official date yet.
We want to sort one column by the value of another (sort order column). Is it possible in 11.2?
This is available in Reporting today.
nice performance improvement !
Thank you! With even more to come in future releases.
Heard that new Dashboard and Report Prompts are coming...Will they be customizable?
They will be customizable in reporting at least.
can I develop a report and that as a widget in Dashboard?
Not today. However, you can embed a dashboard inside of a report through URL.
When adding resports as tabs is it possible to make them role based accessible
the new BoxPlot, does it work with PDF output
Dashboard PDF outputs are browser rendered PDF. All visuals are rendered by browser PDF plugin. Not the same as reporting PDF rendering engine that's generated on the server side. The answer to your question is yes.
Is the performance improvement only for dashboards? Has there been any improvements made to the performance of report studio / report rendering?
Mostly just dashboards. There are some load-time optimizations that will be across the board, but the main improvements are dashboards.
Are the baselines also available in dashboarding?
Can we export active reports in excel with the new Cognos version?
If IE11 is not supported, will Edge be?
Not the legacy Edge which Microsoft is also ending support of. We support Chrimium Edge which is the going forward MS browser.
Will Event Studio still be available?
Analysis studio available in chrome?
It's not officially supported but may work.
Any update for Event Studio?
No update. But we are looking at Chrome support for ES for the next release.
Event Studio accessible in Chromium Edge supported?
Not yet. Targeting next release for this.
Please explain 'no conformance update for query studio" - no enhancements or support?
It is still supported, but we are not updating it for additional browsers.
What about Event Studio ?
No change in the status or Event Studio for now. It continues to be supported.
Any possibilities getting dashboard scheduled to send over email? similar to reports..
This is on our roadmap
Is forecasting available in reports or only dashboards?
Only dashboards today.
Watson studio available on perm customers as well? a separate installation required?
Sorry, Watson Studio is for cloud only. However, on-prem does offer support for Jupyter Notebooks,
When will we be able to add custom python / R visuals that are interactive with dashboard and report filters?
Can the map visualization of the Report be exported to PDF or Excel?
Unfortunately, not yet. this is along with a few other select visualizations are a priority for us.
Will there be additional sizing requirements compared to 11.1?
No changes here.
Will the upcoming viewer for Active reports feature exports to excel (like report studio)
Isn't there going to be a big updated to prompting capabilities in 11.2?
This is what we are targeting next
Hi,Are there any changes regarding the Management console. I.e. are parts of the legacy Cognos Administration incorporated into the Management UI?
No changes in this area in 11.2.0
IBM has updated the UI multiple times the past few releases. Why not focus on prompt / visuals / data module updates?
We will focus on this next
What's about the future of Cognos Transformer?
We have no plan to deprecate it any time soon. No enhancement going into Transformer either.
Has the file size limit for uploaded files increased ?
No change in this
Any enhancements to Transformer and Framework Manager in 11.2?
No enhancements here.. However cubes created in Transformer etc. will be supported in Explore
Is there updates on Rest API?
Not this release.
do you access cognos administration the same way. Did Cognos administration remain the same - any changes to the UI?
There's no change in this area for 11.2.0
can 11.2 home page be customized for each user - a user wants to see only a couple reports they use. not just most recent?
You can create a custom HTML page and embed reports/dashboards in there. Set this as homepage.
do we have a time line on active report viewer?
Targeting end of May...
Can you please advise if there any major enhancements to Administration functionality in 11.2?
No major admin functionality changes in 11.2
Are there additional server resources (CPU, RAM, disk space) that needs to be taken into account for these new Watson features?
Is there a minimum (original) release that is required when upgrading to 11.2 ?
No. You can upgrade to 11.2 from any release.
are the data module mutli lingual like in framework manager ?
Not yet.. This is a high priority gap we are aiming to close in modules at the moment.
Sorry, I probably missed that. What replaces Framework Manager?
Data modules is recommended for all new data prep projects.That said, FM is not going away as it supports some capabilities that modules doesn't support yet. Gap is narrowing with every release and our goal is to get to feature parity and beyond with Modules
Are there enhancements to data modules vs. 11.1.7?
no updates to modules for 11.2
What criteria do you use in prioritizing the Enhancement requests Do you just go by the number of VOTES ? Do you also check to see if the functionalities requests submitted though enhancements requests do exist in the other competitive BI products and try to get them into CA ?
We strongly consider RFI votes when prioritizing features for future releases. Additionally, we also factor in market landscape and industry trends as well.
Does 11.1.2 have different sizing requirements than 11.1.7? Would it be over the top install on 11.1.7?
Can install on top of 11.1.7. No additional sizing requirements
Does 11.2 support over the top upgrades from 11.1.x?
Yes 11.2 will install on top
Login page can be customized ?
We will be using single sign-on soon, will there be any changes to CAMID's when going to 11.2?
No changes for 11.2
in 11.2 is the Visulization be available in PDF output ?
Most visualizations are available in PDF
Notebook is now compatible with AIX server?
currently supported Env' are - Linux, RHEL, CentOS,Windows 10
Has exporting dashboards to PDF been improved or is it still not "usable"?
It's using browser PDF rendering still. We plan to enhance this and have similar server side PDF rendering like Reports
Will Transformer have more cube size?
No updates on Transformer
Entire Dashboard can be schedule to auto refreshed and email automatically?
This is on our long term roadmap
Here's some more answers to some of the questions that came in. More to come, we're still working on them!