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Think 2018 conference

What to Expect from IBM Think 2018

IBM is merging all of its major technology events into a first-of-its-kind conference and it’s almost here.  The IBM Think 2018 Conference is only a few weeks away (March 19 -22 in Las Vegas) and will be a gathering point for professionals from around the world to explore leading innovations […]

Cognos Tips – Using Text Variable on a Null/Missing Crosstab Value

The Problem: No Data in the Fact Cells A common requirement that I come across is to have 0 values render in crosstab cells where there is no data at that intersection of the column and row dimensional/attribute data.  This is especially common when the output to Excel (spreadsheetXML) is […]

Top analytics sessions at IBM Think

Top Analytics Sessions at IBM Think 2018

  IBM Think 2018 is a first-of-its-kind conference and it’s almost here.  IBM is merging all of the conferences, including World of Watson into a unified technology event.  So if you are looking for top analytics innovations and content – look no further.  IBM Think 2018 is the destination for […]

Cognos Portal Customization

A little branding goes a long way Do you remember how tedious it was to custom skin Cognos in the 10.x portal?  If you wanted to make global changes in the portal only, you had XML changes to make…but if you wanted to make global changes to the viewer or […]

Custom JavaScript in Cognos – Searchable Checkbox List

This is the sixth article in a series I am doing about custom JavaScript in Cognos Analytics (I really like custom JavaScript in Cognos) so be sure to check out my other blogs.  In this article, I will explore how to get one of my most popular widgets for Cognos […]

Cognos Analytics Version Control

Have you ever made a change to a report that broke something unintended? Maybe it wasn’t even the latest change but one you made an hour ago, or days ago, before someone noticed the issue. How do you quickly revert back to the previous version? How do you see all […]