Customization samples are available that demonstrate how to create themes, extensions, and views (perspectives). You can modify these samples to create your own customizations. These samples illustrate how to implement commonly used customizations.
All of these samples work together to create a customized portal for the fictional Sample Outdoors Company. They are best installed in the following order:
When you install the IBM Cognos Analytics server, the customization samples are installed in sub-folders of <cognos installation directory>/samples. The following sample customizations are available.
A deployment archive that contains the sample data, reports, and dashboard used by the Sample Outdoors Company example.
An extension that adds a button to open a dashboard in all perspectives.
An extension that adds a button to open a folder in all perspectives.
An extension that creates a new view called “Sample view” and then adds a button to open it from all perspectives.
An extension that adds a button to open a report in all perspectives.
An extension that adds a button to open a website in all perspectives.
An extension that adds a new menu item to the context menu for all report objects. The new menu item launches a controller that displays information about the selected object in a popup window.
An extension that removes the Delete button from the “home” perspective.
An extension that removes the Notifications button from the “home” perspective.
An extension that adds a menu to the application bar (across top of screen). Common reports and dashboards are accessed directly from this menu.
An extension that combines all of the following extensions into one:
A customized view for the Cognos Analytics sign-in page for the Sample Outdoors Company example.
A customized view for the Cognos Analytics welcome page for the Sample Outdoors Company example.
A theme that modifies the branding and color scheme for the Cognos Analytics user interface, optimized for the Sample Outdoors Company example.
A theme that modifies the color scheme for the Cognos Analytics user interface using a blue-green palette.
A theme that modifies the color scheme for the Cognos Analytics user interface using a dark blue palette.
A theme that modifies the color scheme for the Cognos Analytics user interface using a light palette.
- Customization: Sign In Pages (11.0.6+)
- Video: How to Create Themes and Extensions
- Customizing IBM Cognos Analytics 11.0.4
- IBM Knowledge Center: Customizing Cognos Analytics
- Samples landing page
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