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Way to have set Content as the default home page in 11.2?

  • 1.  Way to have set Content as the default home page in 11.2?

    Posted Wed March 02, 2022 11:54 AM
    Hello all,

    We recently moved to 11.2 and I'm looking for a way to set the 'Content' page as the default Home Page for all users. I know that you can set it in 'Profile and settings' for an individual account, but I'd like it to be the default for everyone. Users are getting somewhat confused by the new default welcome page.

    As an aside, is there a way to set the default portal content format for all users as well? (to list instead of tiles)

    Thank you!
    Eric

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    Eric Dolley
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    #CognosAnalyticswithWatson


  • 2.  RE: Way to have set Content as the default home page in 11.2?
    Best Answer

    IBM Champion
    Posted Thu March 03, 2022 02:45 PM
    Edited by System Fri January 20, 2023 04:51 PM
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    Hey Eric,

    I actually just wrote an article for the PM2 newsletter that touches on this, but because it's you I'll give you a sneak peek. 

    Basically the solution I found is to write a custom view that automatically redirects to perspective=content then apply that view to a role. Put all the users you want to redirect in that role.



    Upload the attached zip as an extension. Let me know how it works for you.

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    Paul Mendelson
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  • 3.  RE: Way to have set Content as the default home page in 11.2?

    Posted Fri March 04, 2022 09:27 AM
    You're the man Paul, Thank you! I figured it would have something to do with creating a custom home page. I'll give it a try later today and let you know how it goes.

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    Eric Dolley
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  • 4.  RE: Way to have set Content as the default home page in 11.2?

    Posted Fri March 04, 2022 12:22 PM
    Worked like a dream. I set it as the global home page and everything is looking good. The personalized message for me was a nice extra touch ;).

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    Eric Dolley
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  • 5.  RE: Way to have set Content as the default home page in 11.2?

    Posted Fri March 04, 2022 12:34 PM
    Also, I added an enhancement. If you add &tab=teamContent here in the JS code, you can also have it default to Team Content instead of My Content.


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    Eric Dolley
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  • 6.  RE: Way to have set Content as the default home page in 11.2?

    Posted Tue February 07, 2023 07:12 AM
    Edited by Marc van Waardenburg Wed February 08, 2023 01:47 AM
    Hi Paul,

    Thanks for sharing your extension!
    The default Recent tab shows a Location in the list, however the Recent tab in your extension doesn't. How can it be modified to show Location as well, besides Name, Type and Last Accessed?
    Oops, my question does not belong here!
    I've added a comment in your Library post "Most Recent tab for Content Screen".

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    Marc van Waardenburg
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  • 7.  RE: Way to have set Content as the default home page in 11.2?

    IBM Champion
    Posted Thu February 09, 2023 06:31 AM

    For some reason I can't add comments to the libary! weird bug.

    This is frustrating. The answer should be to add 

    "headers": [
      {"header": "name","key": "label"},
      {"header": "location","key": "path"},
      {"header": "type","key": "displayType"},
      {"header": "lastAccessed","key": "modificationTime"}
    ]

    after listOptions in the spec.json. It does work for the first load of the screen, but then if you go to team or my contents the location disappears. I'm not entirely sure what's going on. 

    It would be possible to write a module to manually create the list, then we could control exactly what appears in it. But that's a lot of work.



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    Paul Mendelson
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  • 8.  RE: Way to have set Content as the default home page in 11.2?

    Posted Fri October 27, 2023 11:14 AM

    Hi Paul, 

    We recently updated to 11.2.4 and used to above zip to set content page as default homepage. 

    Now the home button refreshes the whole page and kills all sessions. Is there a way around for this?

    Without the extension set as home page this button would not refresh the page.



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    Bikash Tamang
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  • 9.  RE: Way to have set Content as the default home page in 11.2?

    Posted Tue April 23, 2024 12:59 PM

    Excuse my ignorance. I am new to Cognos. I was trying to upload the attached zip file, but getting error "The zip archive must contain at least one supported sheet'. I was using the 'upload data' option. Any other way I can do it?



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    Mathew Alappattu
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  • 10.  RE: Way to have set Content as the default home page in 11.2?

    IBM Champion
    Posted Wed April 24, 2024 12:47 AM
    Edited by Jim Boland Wed April 24, 2024 10:34 AM

    Hi Mathew,

    To apply an extension (this zip file from @Paul Mendelson is an extension) you need to go to:

    Manage> Customization>Extensions, then click the upload icon. 

    Note your account/userid needs to have the applicable admin capabilities to be able to apply extensions.

     https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/cognos-analytics/12.0.0?topic=roles-extensions



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    Jim Boland

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jimboland
    Website: https://coreinsightz.com
    Email: jimboland@coreinsightz.com
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