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Tag: Cognos Analytics

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

21 Reasons to Attend BACon 2017

BACon is PMsquare’s signature Business Analytics Conference of the year.   If you are on the fence, here are 21 reasons to attend BACon 2017:    1. A Full Plate of Analytics  This year we are delivering more content than ever to help you unlock value from your analytics solutions.  View […]

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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 […]

Think 2018 - World of Watson is Canceled

World of Watson is Canceled | PMsquare Brief

World of Watson is Canceled Last month IBM announced that World of Watson is canceled.  This event, which is IBM’s premier analytics and cognitive solutions conference of the year, will be moved to the spring of 2018.  The move will also combine World of Watson with other IBM events.  This […]