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Archive for Month: February 2017

Bright Idea - IBM Analytics Reddit - AMA

IBM Analytics Reddit – AMA

At the beginning of each year, we evaluate how we can better serve our clients and the professionals we interact with.  This year we are expanding our support of the IBM Analytics community as a whole, with a focus on providing free technical and business knowledge in easy to find, […]

Prompt Macros in Cognos - Reporting

Utilize Prompt Macros in Cognos

Have you ever received a requirement for a prompt that gives the option of selecting a date but also defaults to the current day? The typical question mark prompt syntax (i.e. ?date_prompt?) just doesn’t handle that very well. What’s a Cognos developer to do? In this article I will show […]

Cognos Reporting Breadcrumb Trail

Add Breadcrumb Trails in Cognos Report Studio

When authoring reports in which you have one or more Tree Prompt controls most often you do not present the hierarchy path for specific data sets.  This information is not always pertinent and sometimes superfluous.  However, offering a hierarchy-based selection of a specific data set for the purpose of constraining […]