Friday, December 16, 2011

Introduction

Welcome to Cognos on Steroids.


This site is about how IBM's Business Intelligence Reporting tool, Cognos, can be used in unconventional ways to achieve business requirements or improve user experience.  Many of the these were accomplished using Javascript. However, I will also discuss features of Cognos, that are not commonly known, things that are usually buried deep in the documentation.


I will be publishing business cases, code samples and methodologies. I welcome you to post your comments and also challenging business requirements you faced/currently face in your environment.


Following topics were discussed recently:
Create a Crosstab Report with a Non Numeric Fact

Using a single report for both scheduling and manual execution
Limit Value Prompt Selections using Javascript
Show or Hide any Element in the Report using Javascript
Customize Value Prompt Names using Javascript
Create a Calendar Style Report in Report Studio
Make Report Studio Reports Refresh Automatically at Set Time Intervals
How to Load Prompt Values from a File

 
 

10 comments:

  1. I'm excited about this blog - thank you for sharing your time and talents with us!

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  2. Hi Sriram,

    I am really impressed with your posts.
    I fervently hope that you would continue your blog with more interesting and useful posts in coming days ( only reason since my starting day with Cognos i.e 4 years back I check for good cognos stuff on net, most blog do in bits and pieces and stop after say 2/3 months of blogging)

    Regards
    Surya

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  3. @MarthaC & @Surya:

    Thanks for your kind works. I certainly hope too, that I would be able to continue my posts and keep this blog going. As I have mentioned above, readers like you can help me do that by posting challenging business requirements that can be discussed here.

    Sriram.

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  4. Hi sriram,

    We are so pleased for ur gud work hope u vl be continuing this work its so helpful. keep it up

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  5. Can u please share the complex reports that are developed in real time scenerios on cognos to my mail id please........

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  6. Hi Venu,

    Thanks for your comment. If you have any complex scenarios, please post them in the comments here and I will try to solve them in this blog.

    Thanks.

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  7. So our users want to have a report that shows what AD groups have access to their reports. Is there a way to query the Content Store for permissions information?

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  8. Hi sriram, hw r u...
    I hav problem with value prompt...while im run the report, when i click on value prompt some dotted line appear's in the value prompt, like
    select a year
    [---------------]
    2009
    2010
    2011
    2012
    ....How can i remove that dotted line in the value prompt.....

    Thanks in advance........
    LN...

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    1. Hi LN,

      Check this article on customizing value prompts:
      http://www.cognosonsteroids.com/2011/12/customize-value-prompt-names-using.html

      Sriram.

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    2. Hi SriRam.
      Thank you for Replaying....
      LNarasimha

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