Cognos Analytics with Watson

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  • 1.  Analytics Viewer Capabilities

    Posted Mon June 20, 2022 04:48 AM

    Does anybody know how to allow an Analytics Viewer to view dashboards but not have the capability to change filters within a visualisation?  Obviously it is a permissions issue but I can't find the specific aspect to change



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    MATTHEW ROBINSON
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  • 2.  RE: Analytics Viewer Capabilities

    IBM Champion
    Posted Wed June 22, 2022 10:08 AM

    Hi Matthew,

    What have you tried? I can't test this at the moment, but I'm assuming you need to grant just Execute permission for the user (or role) to the Dashboards capability under Manage > People > Capabilities (so choose the Custom option from the Permissions dropdown and check just the Grant privilege for Execute).

    Cheers!

    MF.



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    Mark Fry
    Technical Consultant
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  • 3.  RE: Analytics Viewer Capabilities

    Posted Tue July 05, 2022 12:52 PM
    Hi Mark,

    Thanks for responding and great to hear from you.

    The issue is that if I give Execute so that a user can view the dashboard, that user can allow interact with any filters on a visualisation on that dashboard.  Ideally I want a user to be able to view a dashboard but not interact with any filters/

    Any thoughts appreciated !

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    MATTHEW ROBINSON
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  • 4.  RE: Analytics Viewer Capabilities

    IBM Champion
    Posted Wed July 06, 2022 03:10 AM
    Hi Matthew,

    have you tried to use this extension here? It allows you to hide the filter icon of each widget to prevent users from deleting them.
    https://community.ibm.com/accelerators/catalog/content/Hide-widget-filter-icon-on-dashboards-(11.1.5-and-above)

    I'm not aware about any capability or individual user-role configuration to prevent users from creating filters by selecting data in a viz.

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    Robert Dostal
    Team Leader BI
    GEMÜ
    Ingelfingen
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  • 5.  RE: Analytics Viewer Capabilities

    Posted Wed July 06, 2022 05:10 AM

    Hi Robert,

    Thanks for highlighting the extension; it certainly looks as though it could be useful.  I did have a quick look at the accelerator catalog but didn't see this specific one.

    Regards

    Matthew



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    MATTHEW ROBINSON
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  • 6.  RE: Analytics Viewer Capabilities

    Posted 24 days ago
    Just to confirm, the extension worked exactly as we wanted

    Thanks

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    MATTHEW ROBINSON
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  • 7.  RE: Analytics Viewer Capabilities

    IBM Champion
    Posted Wed July 06, 2022 09:49 AM
    Someone asked me to add this! 

    Check it out: 

    The control will go through and remove the minus button and remove the onclick event on the filters row, and only the filters row. This lets users easily remove filters from clicking on items:


    It's actually part of the free side of CogBox. https://pmsquare.com/cogbox

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    Paul Mendelson
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  • 8.  RE: Analytics Viewer Capabilities

    InnerCircle
    Posted Wed July 06, 2022 04:31 PM
    Just a thought....why not create the Dashboard using Reporting? That way they will view in HTML with no ability to modify filters.

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    Stephune Waites
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  • 9.  RE: Analytics Viewer Capabilities

    Posted Thu July 07, 2022 04:12 PM

    Hi Stephune,

    Thanks for your suggestion which is perfectly valid - client was keen to show a dashboard view as he is trying to encourage users to think about self-service and how easily analysis can be put together.  However for initial dashboard, he wants just a view of a dashboard to be presented



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    MATTHEW ROBINSON
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  • 10.  RE: Analytics Viewer Capabilities

    InnerCircle
    Posted Fri July 08, 2022 09:51 AM
    Matthew,

    No worries and I understand. Have a good one.

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    Stephune Waites
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