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Welcome to the Cognos Analytics Community! 

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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  • Direct engagement with IBM subject matter experts
  • Tips and tricks from your industry peers
  • News, announcements, and enhancement details
  • Learning and certification opportunities
  • Participation in community challenges

You’ll also get information regarding our regional and virtual user group meetings, upcoming webinars, how-to blogs, and training. We invite you to participate and ask that you contact support@communitysite.ibm.com with any questions.

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Latest Discussions

  • Is there a way to assign and pass parameters in Cognos Dashboard Visualizations in the latest versions just like report studio? May be we can use "Set Parameter" option in the Actions option, but again I am not use of the usage. ------------------------------ ...

  • Is there a way to set default value for dashboard filters in Cognos latest versions. I am talking about standalone dashboard capability and not embedded dashboard in a report studio. For Example, I have a drop down list that has date in it. i want ...

  • Is your user a member of the System Administrators role (or the Analytics Administrator role)? If so, your Admin privileges will give your user access to see and do everything, regardless of what other security restrictions you impose. Cheers! MF. ...

  • Thank you for the update. ------------------------------ TREVOR COMEAU ------------------------------

  • I am trying to restrict a group of users from being able to run reports with custom SQL queries. To test, I took a group my user was a part of and denied all permissions related to the Run User Defined SQL capability under Report Studio. 'Deny' is suppose ...

  • To resolve this issue, after editing the report in Report Studio, i had to click on the refresh icon and then the Report, Page and Properties option can be seen on the report. ------------------------------ Vincent Dsouza ------------------------ ...

Latest Blogs

  • Another frabjous day! You can now edit Unions, intersects, and excepts With the release of Cognos Analytics (CA) 12.0.2, you can edit set operations (Unions, intersects, and excepts). This is an extension of the ability to edit views, which was introduced ...

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  • As we transition both Cognos and Planning Analytics to Satellite from Secure Gateway we are looking to minimize the number of inactive connections where possible. This will help us ensure a smoother migration of the connections our customers are utilizing. ...

  • The business intelligence (BI) software market is projected to surge to USD 27.9 billion by 2027, yet only 30% of employees use traditional BI tools, creating a huge gap between investment and impact. This is often due to their complexity. The ...

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  • In this blog I hope to show you how to make a typical microchart report more efficient and easier to write. Microcharts are a great way to visualise data and add visual flair to a report. Here is a very simple list, that shows the sales for each Product ...

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  • Have burning questions about IBM Cognos Analytics? Join our live Ask-Me-Anything (AMA) session on Thursday, May 30th at 10:00 AM EDT. This is your chance to: Engage directly with the Cognos Analytics product management team. Get ...

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  • Migrating from Secure Gateway to Satellite Connector: In transitioning from Secure Gateway to Satellite Connector we wanted to ensure the experience was intuitive for both new and existing customers of Planning Analytics and Cognos Analytics. ...

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