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Jmeter Performance Testing in Cognos

JMeter Performance Testing in Cognos Analytics

Determining the optimal tuning settings for a Cognos Analytics environment is often challenging and confusing. Even when you understand how a specific setting behaves, there is no guarantee until it is implemented that it will have the desired effect within a specific environment.  Additionally, Cognos environments evolve over time as […]

JavaScript in Cognos

JavaScript in Cognos Analytics

In every new release of Cognos, there are some ups, and there are some downs. And while some people may have a lot to complain about in Cognos Analytics, there are some shining advances that force me to forgive all the questionable design decisions (even the loss of the menu […]

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 […]

Cognos Report Customization. 3 Views.

Cognos Report Customization: 3 in 1

There are many times when an end user might want to see the same data in multiple formats. A case in point, a manager wanted a detailed weekly PDF with lots of graphs and tables and all sorts of bells and whistles. At the same time, the body of the […]