IBM Cognos Express Archive

IBM Cognos Documentation Updated

Over the past few months several new Cognos versions have left the IBM womb. New product documentation came along as well for the following products: IBM Cognos 10 Business Intelligence 10.2.1.1 IBM Cognos Express

Performance Tip: Use Static Prompts

If you have any prompts on a report, chances are that they include a time reference prompt variable like year and/or month. In most cases they refer to a time dimension table or similar

Performance Tip: Run Prompts Upfront

Run Prompts Upfront. In most data warehouse environments, data does not change during the day. This means prompt values do not change during that period. So it is a waste of time and server

What happens when you run a Cognos report?

What happens when you run a Cognos HTML report in compatible query mode on a relational data source? Rather a lot actually. The ability to create reports in IBM Cognos that excel in performance

Manage Translations in Framework Manager

Managing translations in Framework Manager can be a bit of a hustle. This post describes a handy way of keeping track of your translations and avoiding frustrating rework. The solution is based on a

Find all the objects in IBM Cognos Connection

Most of the objects used in IBM Cognos BI are organized in a tree like structure in IBM Cognos Connection. Think of folders, packages, reports and agents. But in fact, Cognos Connection contains much

The holy grail of TM1: the TM1s.cfg file

Intro The TM1s.cfg file is about as close as it gets to the holy grail of your IBM Cognos TM1 server. Strictly speaking only two parameters need to be configured and those are: AdminHost and

How to get a Boeing 737 seating plan in Cognos

Since a long time I’ve had this itchy urge to do something more graphical in Cognos. Tables and crosstabs is all nice, but it seems so old fashioned. Today, if you want to get

Enable WebDAV for Cognos using Apache

I don’t know why, but when you install Cognos and you want to use pictures, it’s not available out of the box. You always have to fiddle around with web server settings before you

Creating a simple Framework Manager model

If you are a seasoned Framework Manager user then you will learn absolutely nothing from this post, zero, zilch, nada. If you are new to creating Framework Manager models then this post is a