The Browser Market – Mar 2015

A common question we get, particularly for our Webparts for IBM Cognos, is what desktop/laptop browser do we recommend. Part of answering that question is understanding the trends for computing platforms/OS and browsers. A complicating factor is that corporate browser use is biased towards Internet Explorer – particularly for organizations that have developed web applications […]

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 […]

How To Setup Cognos Dashboard with Shared Prompts in SharePoint

One of the hidden gems of the QueryVision Report Viewer Web Part is that it has the ability to receive parameters and prompts that in turn drive filters in your Cognos Reports.  This enables you to quickly setup a Cognos Dashboard directly within SharePoint using Cognos content as well as other data sources. This is […]

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 […]

Faster App Development through Web Part Cloning

Working with web parts can be frustrating. In spite of the ease of adding web parts to a page to build an application there are still a number of key areas which need to be configured each time you add a web part to a page: Configure the Web Part with its configuration/”Modify Web Part” […]

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