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Communicate directly with IBM subject matter experts, learn from the experiences of fellow Cognos users, and have the opportunity to share your own best practices! The Discussions tab great venue to ask questions of your peers and IBM subject matter experts to share best practices, pitfalls to avoid, and to learn from each other. Navigate to the Blogs tab to read about the latest and greatest, how-tos, best practices, and use cases from our experts and experienced product users. We would love for you to blog with us! IBMers can blog without approval. All other users please apply here to become a blogger. Lastly, don't forget to check up all of our upcoming Events as well as past resources located in the Library tab.


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Latest Discussions

  • Hi All. We have a group where we use the standard model / investment register, but for the subgroup I am not sure why it calculates differently. The IN elimination is from control table E105 and the MI from E700. - Added the historical rates to ...

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  • Hi Renan, yes, the movements are normally not copied over year end, the system should roll them to the opening balance account. Just do not tick the "without year ending rules", then it should work. You can find the manual at IBM: https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/cognos-controller/11.0.1 ...

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  • Hi all, hope you can help me with this, i recently joined a company that uses Controller and i have very little support for this system here. in the Company Journals, I am trying to avoid all my movement accounts from being copied from year end to ...

  • Hi, If I remember correct this should be possible through the web-interface, but not sure if it is live yet. ------------------------------ Kerstin Kernwein ------------------------------

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  • Hi, to my knowledge, it's not possible to upload comments to Cognos, only values. ------------------------------ Khai Nguyen ------------------------------

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  • Hello, I would like to export from excel or from a flat file comments to Cognos Controller. Contributors will be able to upload their comments on variation of accounts. I know how to export numeric data (ExportVal or flat file) but I am not sure ...

Latest Blogs

  • We know our clients are busy, so we wanted to provide ample notice that all environments must be upgraded from 10.4.x to 11.x by the end of 2024. We have made significant progress with version 11. In addition to many new features in Controller Web, ...

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