Cognos Metrics with QueryVision Web Parts

There are several options for exposing  metrics (metrics studio, watchlist, diagrams, …) through the QueryVision Cognos Components Web Part. The first step is to set up a portal page/portlet in Cognos Connection, the second is to expose it in SharePoint via the QueryVision Cognos Components Web Part. In Cognos connection, use an existing portal page […]

Bursting for Multi-Dimensional & mixed Multi-D/Relational Reports

Techniques for Bursting Cognos Reports: For Cognos, bursting and multi-dimensional data sources (OLAP sources or multi-dimensional models built with Framework Manger) need to leverage some additional techniques. This includes master/detail reports that involve multi-dimensional data sources, whether purely multi-dimensional or a combination of multi-dimesional and relational sources. One key issue is linking the burst key […]

Save Cognos Reports to the File System – Save All Report Outputs

 Other blogs in this series: Overview Save Individual Report Outputs to the File System What Cognos refers to as the “Save a Copy of Report Output inside IBM Cognos” is actually the ability to save all report outputs to both the Content Manager and to a file system location. This includes burst report outputs. As […]

Saving Cognos Reports to the File System – Individual Report Outputs

 Other blogs in this series: Overview Save All Report Outputs to the File System What Cognos refers to as the “Save a Copy of Report Output Outside of IBM Cognos Software” is actually the ability to save individual report outputs or burst report outputs selectively to the file system. Notes: This option (and its configuration […]

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 […]