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Posted By Richard Chester Feb 24, 2021 8:32 AM
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Query Studio will only open in IE11 and Firefox. It is not supported in Chrome or Edge. It is my understanding from conversations with IBMers that this is not expected to change, as QS is a legacy tool. AS and Event Studio have the same browser limitations. Rich ------------------------------ Richard ...
Posted By Richard Chester Feb 3, 2021 7:52 AM
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Thank you Peter. I'll give that a look! Rich ------------------------------ Richard Chester Director of Business Intelligence LPA Software Solutions ------------------------------
Posted By Richard Chester Feb 3, 2021 7:50 AM
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Thank you Thomas - I'll give that a try! Rich ------------------------------ Richard Chester Director of Business Intelligence LPA Software Solutions ------------------------------
Posted By Richard Chester Feb 1, 2021 11:43 AM
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I have a client who has recently begun deploying Dashboards. I was asked to run a query using the Audit database to gather some usage statistics. What I've noticed is that when a user opens a dashboard many records are written to the COGIPF_RUNREPORT table. As they interact with the dashboard, many ...
Posted By Richard Chester Jan 14, 2021 9:27 AM
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Good morning Vithal, Perhaps the best way to understand what might have changed with invoking a report with a URL would be to log into your Cognos 11.1.7 environment, navigate to a report, right-click on it, and choose "Share". The URL on the Link tab, in the box labelled Link, is the complete URL to ...
Posted By Richard Chester Oct 29, 2020 7:10 AM
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Good morning, First - are you able to see these past activities on the Administration console? If not then something fairly complex is going wrong, and I'd suggest you open a case with IBM. But if they are showing in the Admin Console, then my experience with "My Schedules and Subscriptions" is that ...
Posted By Richard Chester Sep 17, 2020 6:52 AM
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​Good morning Wendi. I've had these same issues the last 2 releases (R6 and 7) where I get one or two reports in jobs whose id's have changed and need to be remapped. It was actually harder to fix in 11.1.6. To edit the job and correct the issue with the report, you must first enable the Cognos Connection ...
Posted By Richard Chester Sep 11, 2020 8:35 AM
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Good morning Diego! Happily you do not need Support to provide you with a link any more. The fix has been released on IBM Support Fix Central - it's called Cognos Analytics 11.1.7 Interim Fix 2. Rich​ ------------------------------ Richard Chester Director of Business Intelligence LPA Software Solutions ...
Posted By Richard Chester Sep 10, 2020 4:55 PM
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Good afternoon. Just wanted to share: Having contacted Support and requested the interim fix, I obtained it for v11.1.7 on Windows this afternoon (about 1 hour after I requested it) and have applied that fix to 2 different environments. The TypeError issue has been resolved by the fix. The testing ...
Posted By Richard Chester Sep 10, 2020 10:22 AM
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Thank you for all the information! I'll let my clients know that, once again, IBM Support has come through. You guys Rock! Rich​ ------------------------------ Richard Chester Director of Business Intelligence LPA Software Solutions ------------------------------
Posted By Richard Chester Sep 10, 2020 9:44 AM
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IBM friends - We would all appreciate some information on the status of a fix for this issue.​ I now have 5 clients who cannot upgrade to 11.1.7 due to this... and they really want to update to get on the "supported version"... this would go a long way to proving that this version is indeed "supported"! ...
Posted By Richard Chester Aug 28, 2020 12:34 PM
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Thank you @Matt Hopkins - The reorder for sets does indeed work as you indicate. However, the calculations do not appear in the set editor, and are thus not reorder-able in that fashion. - The searched metadata results in members, which should be able to be dragged to either the row or column axis. ...
Posted By Richard Chester Aug 27, 2020 8:46 AM
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​ Reply Options Dropdown Reply Privately Mark As Inappropriate Edit (Reposting from Cognos Analytics forum as I think Planning Analytics forum might be a better fit for my questions - thanks!) I am planning on upgrading our 800+ CAFE users to the latest version of PAX. As I tested PAX I ...
Posted By Richard Chester Aug 26, 2020 12:03 PM
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I am planning on upgrading our 800+ CAFE users to the latest version of PAX. As I tested PAX I noticed 2 things that appear to have been removed. I wonder if someone could verify that this functionality is indeed removed and/or if there is new functionality I should be using that replaces the old. 1. ...
Posted By Richard Chester Aug 20, 2020 7:34 AM
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Good morning Jenifer, Opher and William's suggestions are a great place to start. One additional thought I have for your consideration: This sounds like one of those instances where using the 64-bit Report Server might help. https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/SSEP7J_11.0.0/com.ibm.swg.b ...
Posted By Richard Chester Aug 5, 2020 7:55 AM
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Hi Rajitha. I had the very same issue when configuring R7. I imported my R6 configuration and the Configuration Group that had been working in R6 caused errors in R7. Ultimately the solution was to use FQDN's in both the Group Contact Host and the Member Coordination Host entries. That resolved it ...
Posted By Richard Chester Aug 5, 2020 7:50 AM
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Good morning! In addition to what Peter Chan says, you can go a step further and implement 2 separate web servers (both with Cognos installed and configured with server farms). In the network layer you would add a load balancer (ex: an F5 switch) in front of those 2 gateways, round robin-ing requests ...
Posted By Richard Chester Jul 16, 2020 8:01 AM
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​I think the aggregate of the responses is the correct one. PVU licenses are unlimited user licenses, and you can send Cognos output to whomever you wish. Named user licenses do work differently, and the rule has been explained to me as follows: •If the report you are distributing is NOT specific ...
Posted By Richard Chester Jul 7, 2020 7:56 AM
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Good morning Syd, That navigation button labelled Group Content is not a native part of Cognos Analytics or of 11.1.6. Its the result of a customization to the interface implemented in your environment. The folder with a * in it comes from Customization implemented in your environment. it could be ...
Posted By Richard Chester Jul 6, 2020 9:35 AM
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Good morning Sandeep, I am running v11.1.5 and I am able to successfully create and use Navigation Paths in a Dashboard sourced by a relational package (my experiment this morning was with Go Sales (query)). Could you please provide more information about your package? - Does it contain DMR or any other ...