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New Base Samples for IBM #Cognos Analytics 11.0.12

There are two types of samples that have been created exclusively for IBM Cognos Analytics. The Extended Samples require the use of a database and database connections to host the sample Great Outdoors data. They must be installed and configured. Here are the instructions for installing the Extended samples. We have also created a set of Base Samples in a deployment that can be easily imported in one step. These samples exclusively use Data Modules as their underlying data sources (no cubes, databases, or packages). Here is a video that explains how to find and import the Samples_for_Install_11_0_12.zip deployment file. After you import the deployment, you will see the following new Base Samples: Team content > Samples > Dashboards Storm events This sample dashboard showcases the new custom polygon mapping functionality in the context of storm event data. You can read the full details in this Blog post. Related posts: Mapbox hosted custom polygons in reports and dashboards IBM Knowledge Center: Setting up Mapbox to work with IBM Cognos Analytics IBM Knowledge Center: Using custom point or region information from Mapbox in a map vizualization in a dashboard IBM Knowledge Center: Using custom point or region information from Mapbox in a map visualization in a report Samples landing page Guide to IBM Cognos Analytics sample data sets Library of How-To Videos for IBM Cognos Analytics Please visit our IBM Business Analytics Support channel on YouTube.

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VIDEO: Dashboarding Demo for Cognos Analytics

Welcome to our video that demonstrates the new dashboarding capabilities in Cognos Analytics.  In this video, we will walk you a use case story on how to upload a data file and build out a dashboard while gaining insights along the way. Related posts: An Overview of Cognos Analytics Data Prep and Modeling Please visit our IBM Cognos Analytics channel on YouTube.

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VIDEO: Data Preparation and Modeling

Welcome to our video that demonstrates data preparation and modeling in Cognos Analytics.  In this video, we will walk you through a use case story that details how to join multiple data sources using corporate and external data, refine data properties, and build navigation groups and custom groups. Related posts: An Overview of Cognos Analytics Data to Dashboard in Minutes (Coming Soon) Please visit our IBM Cognos Analytics channel on YouTube.

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VIDEO: An Overview of Cognos Analytics

Welcome to our video that showcases the capabilities of Cognos Analytics.  In this video, we will introduce you to the newly re-imagined Cognos Analytics, and illustrate the improved user interface for each feature function. Related posts: Data Preparation and Modeling Data to Dashboard in Minutes (Coming Soon) Please visit our IBM Cognos Analytics channel on YouTube.

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Embed Cognos Analytics Dashboards into your Applications

In today’s world, data is being produced and stored at an ever-quickening pace.  In fact, according to Forrester, the number of companies storing over 100TB of data almost doubled in 2017. The ability to leverage this data to make timely and effective decisions is paramount.  In many cases, the data is surfaced in one system. Users must then break away from their current activity to extract the data from wherever it lives and bring it into a separate visualization tool to surface insights. Some have tried to solve this problem by including data visualization capabilities directly within an application.  The issue with that approach is two-fold: one, you significantly increase the coding required by your developers, and two: end users are then limited to a set of pre-defined visualizations that may not completely meet their needs. To address the problem for both developers and end users, we’ve developed a new solution that allows you to embed Cognos Analytics dashboards into your applications with ease: IBM Cognos Dashboard Embedded. For the Developer: As the name implies, IBM Cognos Dashboard Embedded, allows you to integrate a dynamic analytics workflow directly into your offering. This may take the form of a guided exploration containing pre-created dashboards with one or more visualizations. However, the true value lies in providing a full creation experience, allowing end users to select their data sources and build their own visualizations in real time to get answers to their questions. Based on Javascript APIs, Cognos Dashboard Embedded utilizes a standard and popular development language that allows developers to quickly and efficiently integrate and maintain Cognos Dashboard Embedded in their offering. For the end user: Not everyone in an organization is looking for the same answers to the same questions. Consequently, a dashboard that works perfectly for a colleague may only provide a subset of the information that meets your particular needs.  With IBM Cognos Dashboard Embedded, you have an intuitive, drag-and-drop user experience, which allows you to explore your data and create visualizations that answer the unique questions important to you. Try it for free today IBM Cognos Dashboard Embedded is now available in the IBM Cloud Catalog.  Try it for free today! Or, click here to learn more about this new offering.

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IBM #Cognos Analytics 11 JavaScript: What is the difference between a Custom Control and a Page Module?

A scriptable interface is available in IBM Cognos Analytics 11 for many objects in the report output. Reports can be scripted using two types of RequireJS AMD modules: A module that implements the CustomControl Module Interface A module that implements the Page Module Interface When to use a Custom Control To provide your own user interface for: a prompt-like control that reads and sets parameters page navigation buttons (Next, Finish, etc.) authored data such as a list or visualization When to use a Page Module To set the initial state of prompt controls To set prompt control custom validation functions To read current selections from a prompt control (possibly to store) before going to the next page Code (using HTML Item) from a previous release that was executed globally on the page will likely move into the "load" method When to use an HTML Item To insert static HTML into the output To insert static CSS into the output For more information, please view the online documentation. Custom Control Example In the sample named App Bar, we demonstrate how to use a Custom Control: Page Module Example In the sample named Validate Type-In Product Line Code, we demonstrate how to use a Page Module: The instructions for installing and configuring the JavaScript samples can be found at the bottom of this Blog post. Related posts: Scriptable Reports JavaScript Online Documentation Video: Cognos 10 JavaScript Prompt API samples in IBM Cognos Analytics 11 Blog: Cognos 10 JavaScript Prompt API samples in IBM Cognos Analytics 11 JavaScript support in the Interactive Viewer Video: Overview: Scriptable reports (11.0.4+) How to use a custom control with JavaScript to hide and show a filter panel in IBM #Cognos Analytics 11.0.7+ IBM Knowledge Center: Prompt API for IBM Cognos BI IBM Knowledge Center: Adding JavaScript to a report Library of How-To Videos for IBM Cognos Analytics Samples Landing Page Guide to IBM Cognos Analytics sample data sets Please visit our IBM Cognos Analytics channel on YouTube.

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New Base Samples for IBM #Cognos Analytics 11.0.11

There are two types of samples that have been created exclusively for IBM Cognos Analytics. The Extended Samples require the use of a database and database connections to host the sample Great Outdoors data. They must be installed and configured. Here are the instructions for installing the Extended samples. We have also created a set of Base Samples in a deployment that can be easily imported in one step. These samples exclusively use Data Modules as their underlying data sources (no cubes, databases, or packages). Here is a video that explains how to find and import the Samples_for_Install_11_0_11.zip deployment file. After you import the deployment, you will see the following new Base Samples: Team content > Samples > Reports Storm events 2015 This sample report showcases the new custom polygon and point mapping functionality in the context of storm event data. You can read the full details in this Blog post Team content > Samples > Data Sample data module This sample data has been updated to include a new column for Product Number. SampleFile_GOSales.xls This sample data has been updated to include a new column for Product Number. Storm events 2015 This sample data module has been updated to include a new calculated column for Region (Northeast, Midwest, South, and West). JavaScript Samples The existing IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10 JavaScript Prompt API samples have been migrated to IBM Cognos Analytics 11. You can read the full details in this Blog post. All of the JavaScript samples now use data modules as their data source, rather than the Sample Outdoors Company database. Related posts: Mapbox hosted custom polygons in reports and dashboards Cognos 10 JavaScript Prompt API samples in IBM Cognos Analytics 11 IBM Knowledge Center: Setting up Mapbox to work with IBM Cognos Analytics IBM Knowledge Center: Using custom point or region information from Mapbox in a map vizualization in a dashboard IBM Knowledge Center: Using custom point or region information from Mapbox in a map visualization in a report Samples landing page Guide to IBM Cognos Analytics sample data sets Library of How-To Videos for IBM Cognos Analytics Please visit our IBM Business Analytics Support channel on YouTube.

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Video: Cognos 10 JavaScript Prompt API samples in IBM #Cognos Analytics 11

Welcome to our video about how the Cognos 10 JavaScript Prompt API samples have evolved in the IBM Cognos Analytics 11 environment. In this video we will show the 10.2.2 Prompt API samples, the equivalent 11.0.11 samples, and demonstrate what has changed. Related posts: Cognos 10 JavaScript Prompt API samples in IBM Cognos Analytics 11 Library of How-To Videos for IBM Cognos Analytics Samples Landing Page Guide to IBM Cognos Analytics sample data sets Please visit our IBM Cognos Analytics channel on YouTube.

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Video: How to share the URL to a specific content object (11.0.5+)

Welcome to our video about how to share the URL to a specific content object in IBM Cognos Analytics 11.0.5 and up, where we'll cover how to share a content object, provide an example with hyperlinks, and discuss relative paths and gateways. Related posts: Library of How-To Videos for IBM Cognos Analytics Samples Landing Page Guide to IBM Cognos Analytics sample data sets Please visit our IBM Cognos Analytics channel on YouTube.

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Video: What's new in reporting, dashboarding, stories and the portal for IBM #Cognos Analytics 11.0.11?

Welcome to our video about what's new in reporting, dashboarding, stories and the portal for IBM Cognos Analytics 11.0.11, where we'll cover using custom polygons and points for mapping, data caching in dashboards and stories, support for Portal Pages, and controlling object visibility. Related posts: Library of How-To Videos for IBM Cognos Analytics Samples Landing Page Guide to IBM Cognos Analytics sample data sets Please visit our IBM Cognos Analytics channel on YouTube.