Cognos and OpenStreetMap

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Got a chance to play with maps in Cognos reports for a recent PoC and learned quite a lot in the process. Most notably, I integrated OpenStreetMap in Cognos report, so I’ll demonstrate how to do it. Looks like this: Cognos and maps overview So you’re up to doing some maps in Cognos reports? I […]

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Cognos BI 10.2.1 3 charting engines: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

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Feature updates went largely unnoticed with BI 10.2.1 FP1 release.  It’s highly unusual to have major feature updates in fix packs, they’re usually held up to releases. But in this case we’ve got Rapid Analytical Visualisation Engine (RAVE) available in all reports, not only Active Reports (as per core 10.2.1). And that’s big news worth spreading! […]

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Cognos BI reporting on TM1


We’re about 70% done in the project that took 110% of my time lately and it’s all about using Cognos BI on top of TM1 (with a bit of DWH in Cognos DataManager,  that’ll be a separate post). Good time to write down some notes on how to develop efficient reports with TM1 as a […]

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Cognos BI Javascript: Add a Listener to Tab selection and all sort of prompts manipulation


Time for another multi-page dashboard related JS. It’s fairly complex (I’m not a js programmer, so am biased), works for 10.1 (and should work onwards and backwards, I don’t rely on cognos prompt syntax). The story behind it is quite simple: we’ve started doing dashboard pages as a global prompt on top and multiple report […]

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Cognos BI SDK utilities


Are you using Cognos BI seriously? Have you seen IBM SDK utilities? Keep in mind that link changes every now and then, I usually have to regoogle it. Some of them are really very good and I’ve used them a few times already. Slowly but surely, IBM is adding a few missing bits to the puzzle. […]

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Cognos BI logging setup

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Continuing our weekly, monthly, quarterly instalments, let’s talk about Cognos log files management. I’m really puzzled by the fact that whenever I walk in on a clustered Cognos install, error logging is always set up just wrong!  Meaning not the way I like it Cogserver.log file is your biggest ally in debugging anything happening in […]

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