Internet Explorer, X-UA-compatible, SharePoint 2010, 2013, 2016 and IBM Cognos – What You need to Know

Embedding Cognos content in SharePoint 2010, 2013 or 2016 is simple, right? Just embed a URL link to the Cognos report in a SharePoint Page Viewer Web Part. What could be easier? Putting aside the complexities of authentication and security, navigation, rendering of the many different Cognos content types, etc, etc. that QueryVision’s SharePoint Web […]

Browser support for IBM Cognos 10

Last updated: Aug 2016 For current support, see QueryVision Web Parts for IBM Cognos – Whats New and Supported Platforms This article applies to support prior to QueryVision SharePoints for Web Parts for IBM Cognos V 2016.1 (Aug 2016) Note: The focus here is on Desktop/Laptop (Windows or OS X) support. Support for mobile is […]

IBM Cognos content database (Derby) could not be started

If you use the IBM Derby (default) database as the Cognos Content database (e.g. for development, testing or demos), recent Fix Packs may result in a failure to connect on starting. This most recently was observed for Cognos 10.2.1 FP6 There are a couple of TechNotes on the issue: Unable to start the IBM Cognos […]

Custom Cognos URL support and Cross Site Scripting

QueryVision now supports the option for XSS checking in Cognos. This particular feature is used in highly secured intranet environments. However, getting this to work with external applications can be difficult. We will show you here how you can get this working with your applications when you run into URL rejection errors. One of our […]

Optimizing Cognos Dashboards

  Cognos 8.4.1 GO! Dashboards and Cognos 10 Business Insight [Dashboards] provide user pleasing visual Business Intelligence with a user interface that almost any BI consumer can navigate or use to build or change to their requirements. While this appeals enormously to our clients, a few have expressed concerns over the response time, particularly if […]

Resilient Report Links – helping lower cost of ownership

This post has been updated and replace with QueryVision Web Parts – the solution to broken Cognos Report Links

What’s New in QueryVision Web Parts release 2.1

The focus for QueryVision’s latest release of QueryVision SharePoint Web Parts for Cognos (2.1) was Cognos 10 and SharePoint 2010, but lots of other features were added or upgraded:          All features supported for both SharePoint 2007 & 2010          Support for Cognos 10 (in addition to 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, 8.4.1) from a single installation […]

Showing and Hiding Reports & Other Cognos Objects – Part 1

In ensuring that our web parts, in particular our Navigation Web Part, only show those folders, packages, reports and other Cognos object types that a user is permitted to see, we have had to fully understand all the options available for Cognos Adminstrators in Cognos Connection. Why that is hard for Solution Providers like QueryVision […]

The Two Faces of Search

With our Version 2.2 release of the QueryVision SharePoint Web Parts, we have added a Cognos Components Web Part which provides access to many Cognos Connection features, including exposing the Cognos Search capability for all supported versions of Cognos, including Cognos 10. With Cognos 10, IBM has now added [the former] GO! Search as part of the […]