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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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Latest Discussions

  • Hi, You can add the xtra columns needed in the vizdef.xml file Br ------------------------------ René Kent Nielsen Brand manager CogniTech A/S Herning ------------------------------

  • Hi Rahul, You might probably want to start with Cognos Analytics Product Manager, Rachel Su. Best regards, ------------------------------ Patrick Neveu Collaboration Betters The World (CBTW) IBM Champion ------------------------------

  • Hi, Do you have the same issue when you start a new dashboard? Some visualizations are not available when you don't have relevant data to use them. Best regards, ------------------------------ Patrick Neveu Collaboration Betters The World (CBTW) ...

  • Hi, if it is the exact same data source with no changes at all - that's a very strange behaviour. Have you already tried to reset the browser cache and/or use a different browser? ------------------------------ Robert Dostal Team Leader BI GEMÜ ...

  • Hi all, I am having an issue with the trial version of Cognos not allowing me to select certain visualizations. Anyone else had similar? For example, sometime I can't select Bar Chart, sometime can't select Wordcloud etc. Am selecting a dashboard with ...

  • Here is the link to the YouTube video on this subject: https://youtu.be/V_yEj7hsrTo?si=6Z-LYlq1LO-d3ZTH Please like and subscribe to our channel!! Regards, Mark ------------------------------ Mark Karas Partner, Senior Principal Consultant PMsquare ...

Latest Blogs

  • For so many of you, Cognos Analytics is a critical part of running your business. You rely on it to deliver analytics you can trust, and you can't afford downtime. So naturally, when it comes time to upgrading Cognos, you prefer to proceed with caution. ...

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  • IBM TechXchange 2024 is all about learning about the latest technology innovations, growing your expertise and connecting with other users who share your passion for IBM products. We want to hear about your technical product journeys, use cases, ...

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  • I was thinking of titling this blog post Conditional, Conditional, Conditional Styles. But the purpose of the post is to show that I only need one Conditional style... Reusing Conditional Styles Within Reports Conditional styles are a great way ...

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  • Just a short post today! Here are some handy hints on how to put developer comments within reports. I always say to my team “if it looks like you’ve done something unusual, then make sure you comment it”. I was told that code is written once but read ...

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  • Meet Paul Mendelson, a Senior Solutions Architect or Product Manager at PMsquare. He has been an IBM Champion for last 6 years!. With more than 15 years in the industry, Paul is well versed with all phases of the data lifecycle. From planning a warehouse, ...

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  • I am very excited to announce that the support for datasets has been extended to include storing data directly to a DB2 database resulting in a better performance of the dashboard. There is a need to manage data differently so the rendering is faster ...

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