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Custom Javascript in Cognos 5

Custom JavaScript in Cognos – Expand and Collapse

In this article I continue to explore ways to leverage custom JavaScript in Cognos.  This is the fifth article on the topic (I really like custom JavaScript in Cognos) so be sure to check out my other blogs.  An often requested feature in Cognos is the ability to make a […]

Custom JavaScript in Cognos

Custom JavaScript in Cognos – Modifying Prompts

In this article I continue to explore ways to use custom JavaScript in Cognos.  This is the fourth article on the topic (I really like custom JavaScript in Cognos) so be sure to check out my other blogs.  In the previous article, I looked at how to create notifications to […]

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 […]

Cognos Analytics

Cognos R6 – Enhancements to Mapping, Dashboards, and Reporting

Cognos R6 What’s new in Cognos Analytics Release 6?  One might as well ask what isn’t new in Cognos R6!  OK a bit of an exaggeration, but for those charged with getting information into the hands and in front of the eyes of those who need it there are several […]

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 […]

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 […]