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Big Data to Smart Data: How to Structure Your Analysis

Big data is often seen the enabler of continual competitive advantage.  But it’s no big surprise that big data can be unwieldy.   The challenge organizations often face is how to create an ongoing framework to truly unlock the power of big data so that it can continually drive strategic initiatives […]

JavaScript in Cognos Analytics

Custom JavaScript in Cognos Analytics – Notifications

In the previous article, I created a library for handling start/end date prompt validation with custom JavaScript. This works beautifully, but end users may not understand why their selections are not working. A well designed page should include some form of notification explaining why certain actions are, or are not […]

How to Cognos

How to Cognos: Using Layout Component References

As the number of reports generated by a company continues to grow, it becomes harder to maintain a uniform look and feel across them all. Business users may start to complain that newly released reports are starting to look significantly different than the old ones, and report developers will often […]

Oil and Water JavaScript and Cognos 2Date Prompts and datasets

Custom JavaScript in Cognos Analytics – Date Prompts and Datasets

In the previous article we talked about controls via custom javaScript in Cognos Analytics.  We created a select prompt that dynamically generates list of field names in a specified list, and allows the user to toggle the visibility of individual columns.  In this article we’ll spend some time on date […]

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 […]