JMeter Performance Testing in Cognos Analytics

Date: 03/05/2017

By Chris Chapman

Determining the optimal tuning settings for a Cognos Analytics environment can be a challenging and confusing exercise. Even when there is an understanding of how a specific setting behaves, there is no guarantee until it is implemented, that it will have the desired effect within a specific environment. Additionally, Cognos environments evolve over time as user bases shift and reporting requirements change.   This leaves many Cognos administrators guessing and checking as they make settings changes to their Cognos environments. This methodology, unsurprisingly, is problematic.

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JavaScript in Cognos Analytics

Date: 21/04/2017

By Paul Mendelson

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 and button bars in Report Studio).

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How to use layout component references in Cognos Report Studio

Date: 20/03/2017

By Jessica Delos Reyes

As the number of reports generated by a company continues to grow, it becomes harder to maintain a uniform look and feel across them all. Business users may start to complain that newly released reports are starting to look significantly different than the old ones, and report developers will often find themselves stuck with doing repetitive report formatting tasks, when their time can be better spent producing the content.

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Utilize Prompt Macros

Date: 14/02/2017

By Rory Cornelius

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 (ie., ?date_prompt?) just doesn't handle that very well. What's a Cognos developer to do? A prompt macro can be used to accomplish this goal and many other more complex reporting requirements.

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Extending Report Studio Reach

Date: 09/02/2017

By Seth Hickey

As more and more users are running reports and utilizing their company‚Äôs data, developers find themselves looking for new ways to enhance their reports when possible.  Business users and developers alike enjoy new, exciting features that help push reports from a static list/crosstab to a dynamic reporting tool that has the ability to go beyond Cognos, if necessary.  An easy way for developers to assist business users is through an insertable object in the Report Studio Toolbox, the HTML Item.

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