Cognos 11 R5 is Here

The latest release of IBM Cognos Analytics (11.0.5) is here! with more new features, such as: • Mapping and visualization capabilities that help you instantly see geographic trends and pattern • A new visualization engine (RAVE2) to improve visualizations and expand the range of chart types that are supported • More intelligence to the data…

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What to expect when you Upgrade from Cognos 10 to Cognos Analytics (v11 R4)

Cognos Analytics v11 delivers ease of use for the business without compromising IT functionality. Redefined consumption experience for any device Accelerated business modeling and performance Redefined report authoring and analysis Completely re-designed end user experience! Dramatically increase productivity for departmental and enterprise reporting.           Portal - Welcome Screen Coach Marks to…

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OBIEE 12c External LDAP Configuration

When OBI is first installed it is configured to use Weblogic internal user directory, which is fine if you have a small number of users. With most installations however, it's more ideal to use the company LDAP, which allows users to login with common user-ids (windows/network user-id for example). Below is the step by step…

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OBIEE 12c Uploading an RPD.

OBIEE 12c does not have GUI as 11g did to upload an RPD. In the 12c version, we now have to upload the RPD file using a command script. This blog will quickly walk through the command lines needed to upload an RPD. From the command prompt, change the directory to the “bin” folder that…

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OBIEE 12c: Simple Demo Dashboard Error

After migrating from 11g to 12c,  I wanted to quick run through the sample dashboards to verify everything was working properly. On the Product Details page of the Simple Demo Dashboard I ran into the following error: Two reasons for this error: The SAMP_XML_TARGETS_F file is missing The 12c environment variable is still pointing to…

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