Business analytics proven practices
Created by IBM experts from real-life customer experiences, these proven practices provide technical information designed to help you succeed with IBM business analytics product portfolio in your specific technology environment.
- IBM Cognos Active Report 10.2 Cookbook
Learn about the various features available within IBM Cognos Active Report and how they can be used to create and distribute interactive reporting applications.
- Configure Microsoft Internet Information
Services 7.x for IBM Cognos 10
Configure Microsoft IIS 7 and 7.5 on Win2008 or Win2008R2 to host an IBM Cognos 10 gateway. This document provides comprehensive details on the steps and various best practices and is a must-read for anyone configuring IIS7 for Cognos 10. Optional sections describe how to enable features which are not required but nice-to-have when running IBM Cognos 10 on IIS 7.x.
- The IBM Cognos 10 Dynamic Query Cookbook
A single point of reference for techniques and product behaviours when dealing with the Dynamic Query Mode delivered with IBM Cognos 10.
- Securing the IBM Cognos 10 BI environment
Considerations for securing the Cognos Business Intelligence 10 environment. This article is intended for Cognos Business Intelligence 10 application administrators, who will be responsible for designing the IBM Cognos 10 architecture and developing the project. The contents are not end-user relevant, as most of the recommendations need to be implemented by IBM Cognos administrators prior to end user roll out.
- Hands-on IBM Cognos Software Development Kit
Learn the basic requirements of an SDK application with this introduction to the IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Software Development Kit (SDK). This document offers a simple approach to the SDK to software designers who are very familiar with the Cognos Business Intelligence product and would like to use the SDK component.
- IBM Cognos BI Dispatcher routing
An explanation of the concept of Dispatcher routing, including load balancing and advanced routing. This document is meant to supplement the "Security and Administration Guide" and "Architecture and Deployment Guide" that are part of the IBM Cognos Business Intelligence product documentation.
- Dynamic sorting of a list within IBM Cognos
Apply dynamic column sorting on a list using custom IBM Cognos 8 Report Studio toolbox items with this technique.
- IBM Cognos BI authentication and single
Implement seamless authentication between security systems and IBM Cognos BI, using these guidelines. This document is intended for security architects and administrators designing authentication for a system that includes Cognos BI.
- Set dynamic date prompt values within IBM Cognos
10.2 Report Studio
- IBM Cognos BI – Improve performance for
interactive relational data access
Improve the performance of IBM Cognos Business Intelligence studios (Query Studio, Analysis Studio, Report Studio Express) when authors and analysts deal interactively with relational data sources, using these guidelines and techniques.
- IBM Cognos TM1 FEEDERS
Use Cognos TM1 FEEDERS to improve performance when building IBM Cognos TM1 cubes. This article covers an advanced IBM Cognos TM1 concept and uses TM1-specific terminology. The reader should have an understanding of IBM Cognos TM1 cubes, dimensions, rules, and terminology before proceeding.
- Configuring LDAP authentication for TM1
A supplement to the TM1 9.5 Operations Guide as it describes the task of configuring LDAP authentication for TM1 9.5 in greater detail. It adds value though as it covers documentation gaps, documents as yet undocumented configuration items and helps to overcome pitfalls not mentioned in documentation at all.
- Enabling browsing for images in IBM Cognos
Express Report Studio
Enable WebDAV HTTP extension for use with the "browsing for images" feature in IBM Cognos Express Report Studio, using a remote web server or an application server, as described in this article.
- IBM Cognos Express 9.5 troubleshooting
Gain an understanding on what IBM Cognos Express is, how it works and where to find troubleshooting information. This document applies to the IBM Cognos Express 9.5 release. All references to IBM Cognos Express in this document refer to this release only.
- Installing and configuring IBM Cognos Controller
Install Cognos 8 Controller 8.5 Server in a standard environment as easily as possible, with the minimum of issues.
- Troubleshooting the IBM Cognos Planning
Contributor Rich Client
Cognos Contributor Administrators can gain assistance in troubleshooting issues with the 8.4 Rich Client install. This article covers install options, potential issues you may experience during installs, and the information required if you need assistance from IBM Cognos support.
- List all subsets per dimension in an IBM Cognos
Create a comma separated file (.CSV) that contains all subsets for all dimensions in a Cognos TM1 Server using this technique. The .CSV file can then be viewed and analyzed in IBM Cognos Insight.
- Guidelines to general configuration and
automatic journals for IBM Cognos
Set up general configuration and automatic journals in Cognos Controller using these guidelines. This article is a guide to configurations and control tables in this area.
- Cognos TM1 server administration
Monitor memory usage, plan for capacity and server sizing. This document is a compilation of recommended practices on the topic of TM1 server planning, sizing, and hardware performance.
- IBM Cognos Express SharePoint
A step-by-step demonstration of how to enable IBM Cognos Express integration with the Microsoft SharePoint portal. The procedures outlined in this document only apply to IBM Cognos Express 9.5 and the Microsoft SharePoint Portal 2007.
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