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Extended Samples for IBM Cognos Analytics

​​ The Extended Samples demonstrate how to use IBM Cognos Analytics with a database (Framework Manager package). They require the use of a database and database connections to host the sample Great Outdoors Company (GO) data. Consequently, they must be installed and configured. The Extended...

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Administration - How to setup Azure OIDC with Cognos Analytics Release R8+

Introduction Here is another extended approach to providing easy step-by-step guide to setting up an OpenID Connect Namespace with AzureAD. The details below are more simplistic and cover the actual steps to provisioning an application and its registration followed by what details would be...

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How to create your first dashboard in IBM Cognos Analytics

Congratulations on choosing IBM Cognos Analytics 11!! These short videos will show you everything you need to know to create your first dashboard: How to create your first dashboard (11.1.0+) NEW! How to create your first dashboard part 1 (11.0.7+) How to create your first...

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How to create your first report in IBM Cognos Analytics

Congratulations on choosing IBM Cognos Analytics 11!! These short videos will show you everything you need to know to create your first report: How to create your first report (11.1.0+) NEW! How to create your first report part 1 (11.0.7+) How to create your first report part...

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Your first assignment in Planning Analytics for Microsoft Excel: A tutorial!

You sit down at your desk with your morning coffee. You're the new business analyst. Excited to make a good first impression, you immediately turn on your computer and open Microsoft Excel; the emails from Mom can wait. The user interface is familiar but there's a new tab. Let's get started. ...

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Using the API in IBM Planning Analytics for Microsoft Excel: Set up

You're noticing that you're creating countless reports and repeating the same multi-step tasks over and over. Fortunately, IBM Planning Analytics for Microsoft Excel features an IBM Cognos automation API, which helps users automate many of their tasks. Watch the following video to learn how you...

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Upload data quickly and easily with the bulk upload feature in IBM Planning Analytics for Microsoft Excel

Bulk upload is a feature in IBM Planning Analytics for Microsoft Excel, which allows you to quickly and easily move data from a standard Excel spreadsheet to IBM Planning Analytics. This is useful if you want to migrate data from another system, or if you're somebody who wants to work off to the...

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Administration - How to Setup OpenID Connect using OKTA Identity Provider with #Cognos Analytics Release 8+

Introduction Cognos Analytics 11 leverages OIDC (OpenID Connect) Identity Provider supporting customers who wish to take advantage of federation security with web applications. The purpose of this blog is to provide a lab experience of setting up an OIDC authentication provider using OKTA with...

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#Cognos Analytics: Tips for creating themes

Arguably the hardest part of the analytics reporting process is the design phase. What colors and images do you wish to use? Cognos Analytics makes it easy to answer these questions—it offers customizable themes that can be applied to your reports and visualizations. You may wish to work with...

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