Saving Cognos Reports to the File System – An Overview

While researching some upcoming Cognos/SharePoint and general Cognos products and features, we needed to get an in-depth understanding of the Cognos implementation of bursting and what options there are for saving individual and burst report outputs to the file system as part of the run report options vs. selecting to save a Report to the […]

Printing and Saving Business Insight Dashboards

A core feature of Cognos has always been the ability to save and print the result of a Report, Query, Analysis or other Cognos BI component. For most of these components the option is either in the run options or in the report viewer with the “view in” drop-down . Where a print/save option is […]

Enabling Single Sign on for Cognos Connection with Active Directory

Note: The focus of this article is for Cognos Administrators that applies whether you are using QueryVision’s Web Parts for Cognos or accessing Cognos BI servers via Cognos Connection. Many, if not most organizations want Single Sign On (SSO) for Cognos access for their users. While relatively straightforward for NTLM (using REMOTE_USER), Kerberos is more […]

Showing and Hiding Reports – Part 2 – including and excluding tabs

  In Part 1, we talked about use of system.xml files, permissions and the various hide/show options for controlling what individual users and groups see both in Cognos Connection and in QueryVisions’ Web parts. In Part 2, we  look at controlling access to Portal Tabs, including Public Folders and the users My Folders. Controlling what […]

QueryVision Web Parts – the solution to broken Cognos Report links

The reality of Cognos Application lifecycles is that reports and other Cognos objects (including folders containing the reports/objects) can change in the Cognos Content Store (in Cognos Connection): Moved – to a different folder Renamed Replaced – a new report is created (new ID), but with the same name as an existing Report. For BI […]

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 […]