Insight 2015 recap

Well, it’s already / finally over and I must say I’m very impressed. I didn’t expect anything close to what it was for me: I met heaps of great people, learned a lot of new things and had a few long nights out ) I also got a massive cold so I’m spending the last […]

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Using session variables in Cognos BI

Just a quick Cognos BI hint: you can use session variables to store project-level constant values. I’m a big fan of ‘feature-rich’ ETL reports showing not only what dimension element mismatch between systems, but also allowing seamless editing of element mapping. This usually means drilling down from report into external application for dimension mapping. Parameters […]

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New Cognos BI and TM1 content from IBM

Cognos 10 Redbook is now avalaible on IBM site. I always respected RedBooks initiative, because these are actual books with lots of practical knowledge, not just product documentation. I’ve only skimmed through this book, it seems less tips’n’tricks than Packt one about Cognos 8 Report Studio. But it’s a very good overall coverage of what […]

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Memory leaking in Cognos 8.3 BI

You know why i’ve started this blog in the first place? To get advice, of course. And today DesiCresnet shared a wonderfull piece of information concerning memory troubles in BI 8.3. Those who aren’t struck by occasional CAM-AAA-0071 “An internal error occurred” which stops the whole server can skip this post. This error was discussed […]

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Back from winter-sleep

Okay, it has been almost half-a-year (oh, dears) since the last decent post on this blog. Russian one has suffered as well, I must note. Reasons vary, but mostly it’s that I’ve been, you know, busy-busy. As I now start to reflect on it, it’s always a point of view thing and a question of […]

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Adaytum is back home, IBM buys Cognos

There’s a story I’d like to tell, especially funny in context with recent merger. I’ve found all this stuff (see links) about a year ago and I imagined the undocumented parts, it’s not official. In deep 90s a great guy named George Kunzle lead the development of IBM internal budgeting system, called FREGI. It was […]

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