Cognos Express Archive

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

IBM Cognos Express licensing simplified

In essence it is simple. You have “User” licenses that define what a user can do, and you have “Manager Connector” licenses, more like a server license for a certain component. If you want

Create an OLAP Cognos Data Advisor Model Definition

In this post we will use a relational data source to create an OLAP model definition in IBM Cognos Data Advisor (yes, that is a meager attempt of SEO). As you will see it

Create a relational Data Advisor Model Definition

That’s a big mouthful of words. Given that your data source is prepared properly it is rather easy. But in the same take I will add that my conclusion is that I will keep

Enable GZIP compression in IBM Cognos. (Performance Tip)

Just out of curiosity I ran an empty Cognos Connection page with GTmetrix to see what would come up. The result is shown below, not great, and when I find the time, I might

Enable anonymous access in IBM Cognos Express

Ok, in this post I show you how to enable anonymous access in IBM Cognos Express, or how you can bypass the logon screen without having to provide a username and password. Why? Euhm