CA: Optimize Content Store Through External Object Stores

Maximize Content Store Optimization Through External Object Stores Cognos content stores are getting larger and larger.  The content store is a database that contains the global settings, configurations, content and connections; this includes saved output.  Due to the advent of data sets in Cognos 10.x and Uploaded files in CA 11.0, consequently, Cognos content stores…

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Cognos Analytics: Connect CA11 to DashDB

The current landscape of system architecture is changing with the appeal of cloud offerings. More and more services and solutions are being house in a cloud environment which can pose certain challenges to IT staffs around connecting to this information. DashDB is IBM's "cloud-based data warehousing and analytics as a service offering forming a core…

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Cognos Analytics: IMPACT Day Workshop Materials

In the later half of 2017, eCapital Advisors will be providing a conference called IMPACT Days, a 2 day, FREE conference about IBM, Cognos Analytics, and Planning Analytics.  Conferences will be held in... IMPACT Days: Chicago on September 13th and 14th Minneapolis on September 18th and 19th Dallas on November 16th and 17th During these…

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Cognos Analytics 11 Custom Report Template

In Cognos Analytics 11, report administrators have the ability to implement company wide templates for developers to start with.  These can be highly custom templates so that end users have less formatting to do before the report is ready for production.  Below is a brief, best practice on implementing a template for a corporate enterprise…

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CA 11: Custom Navigation Bar Entries

Many users have asked, "can I create a starting point other than Team Content?"  Well, the simple answer is "Yes."  This allows users to access a folder that may be nested many level deep in the Cognos folder structure right from the welcome area.  Adding additional entries to the navigation bar on the left can…

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