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Explaining the different offerings of IBM Cognos Analytics

Updated July 10, 2020 Updated IBM Cognos Analytics on Cloud Hosted deployment locations Updated June 6, 2020 Added Cloud Pak for Data to the Matrix and some other updates Updated February 21, 2020 Updated "Access to other data sources" links Updated February 7, 2020 Updates to reflect...

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Whitelist email domains – have more control over your security!

In a time when email accounts are prone to frequent hacking attempts, data safety becomes a major concern. After all, Cognoids usually tend to create sensitive reports, which may contain confidential data, such as financial breakdowns. Our users want to make sure these reports are secure and...


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Administration: How to setup Apache Gateway with Jupyter Notebook and Cognos Analytics 11

The purpose of this article is to provide a step-by-step guide from my actual lab environment on how to setup and configure a gateway for Jupyter Notebook with Cognos Analytics 11.1.x. Environment: OS - Linux/CentOS/Redhat Gateway 11.1.4- uvulars1.fyre.ibm.com App/CM 11.1.4- restack1...

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How to setup Cloud Object Storage and Amazon S3 Buckets with CA 11.1.5

With the release of Cognos Analytics 11.1.5 comes with a new feature that provides the Save to Cloud capability for saving report outputs to both IBM Cloud Object Storage and Amazon S3 Buckets. The purpose of this article is to provide a "step-by-step" guide to setting up a Cloud Connection to...

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Administration: Archive report output to disk

This post is a followup to the post about controlling the size of your Content Store: https://community.ibm.com/community/user/businessanalytics/blogs/luke-peterson/2019/10/09/content-maintenance-and-content-store-size We learned that report outputs that are no longer displayed to end users ...

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Administration: Content Store connections to SQL server

When using Windows Authentication to connect to the content store, it can be difficult to troubleshoot connections when testing and starting the application if the application administrator does not understand the user context of the connection attempt. Use the attached document to gain an...

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Administration: How to setup and authenticate via OIDC OKTA integration with AD on-premise and Cognos Analytics 11 R9+

Introduction The purpose here is to leverage the integration of OKTA integrated with AD on-premise allowing both AD and OKTA users to successfully authenticate from Cognos Analytics using a SINGLE namespace. The steps below are in simplistic yet “hands-on” to walk through each step, assuming...

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Cognos Analytics 11 - OpenID Namespaces converted to Generic

There are situations when there is a need to switch from a native OpenID Namespace to its equivalent using the Generic Namespace. This could be when there is a need to leverage custom claims created by the IdP like "employeeID" for the username. Alternatively, where customer's use IdP's* which...

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Customizing IBM Cognos Analytics on Cloud

Customizing IBM Cognos Analytics on Cloud With the recent upgrade to version 11.1.4, it is now possible to customize an IBM Cognos Analytics on Cloud account. As shown in the screen capture above, users now have many different ways of customizing their IBM Cognos Analytics on Cloud...

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Cognos Analytics - Data Sets

What is a Data Set A Data Set is a tabular result set that is stored in the Content Store. These can be created from a Framework Manager Package or a Data Module. These are saved as parquet files in the Content Store and are a binary columnar format that is compressed, more information on the...

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