IBM released the latest version of Cognos Analytics (Cognos 11.0.5) on November 25, 2016. This newest version includes even more exciting enhancements extending the broad capabilities of the product. It’s available for download and remember there is a new upgrade process for Cognos Analytics which is different from previous versions. You no longer have to go through a migration/upgrade path, it’s as easy as installing it over what you already have to quickly access all the new features and enhancements.
Topics: Cognos Analytics
Described below are how TM1 users can use Subsets in Excel based TM1 Reports (specifically referenced by DBRW and DBR formulae) and within cube views. This functionality is very useful for the end user and can supersede the need to create numerous alternate hierarchies within dimensions to meet reporting requirements.
Organizations using IBM Cognos TM1 have many options for front-ends. There are a lot of good options out there, including some important new arrivals. This post discusses one of the newer front ends, Café, that has some useful new properties heretofore unavailable, most notably, the ability to utilize TM1 in Excel over a Wide Area Network (WAN.) Anyone that’s ever tried to use the Excel Perspectives add-in over the WAN will appreciate this new capability!
It is now possible to hide tables and columns in a data module. They are still visible in the modeling interface (a new grey icon) but they are completely hidden from the reporting and dashboard interfaces. The Undo / Redo options have also been added to Data Module design, it is also now possible to control how NULL values are displayed to business users. Data Module validation has been added plus there are now two new field types that are recognized, Geo Location values and also Date Time values.
This blog entry is an update to our blog posted on Sept 27, 2016 Titled How to Fix TM1’s Expiring SSL Certificates.
IBM released the latest version of Cognos Analytics (Cognos 11.0.4) on September 16, 2016. This newest version includes some exciting enhancements extending the broad capabilities of the product. It’s available for download from the normal locations. There is a new upgrade process for Cognos Analytics which is different from previous versions. You no longer have to go through a migration/upgrade path, it’s as easy as installing it over what you already have to quickly access all the new features and enhancements.
This is a follow up to our blog post titled, “QueBIT Blog - WARNING: TM1 may STOP WORKING on November 24, 2016.” This blog takes a critical look at all of the available solutions to solve the upcoming TM1 SSL expiration issue. It also provides a way to find the best solution for your TM1 system, as well as methods to test the solution was successful.
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IBM Cognos TM1 is a great planning, forecasting and reporting system. One of its functionalities is to communicate meaningful results to different stakeholders. Many types of reports are used as a vehicle to achieve that goal. One of the common ways to drive most reports is with the DBRW function. While some users are familiar with it, most users only notice the function when they see the error message “*KEY_ERR.”