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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Learning@Coursera: Data Analysis

I’ve recently taken my first online course: Data Analysis from Coursera. Enrolled while playing with SPSS and, as usual, it started in the middle of working madness. There’s a nasty part of myself that believes that piling things higher would actually mean that more get accomplished and it’s really lame at learning from experience. So […]

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2012 results


I’ve long avoided it, but let’s try a “results & plans” post for 2012. Hoped to publish it on XMas break, then on  New Year, then on Old New Year and then just though that “done is better than good” and decided just to post it anyway. 2012 was a busy year ( although I really can’t […]

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