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New Base Samples for IBM #Cognos Analytics 11.0.8

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_8.zip deployment file. After you import the deployment, you will see the following new Base Samples: Team content > Samples Version 11.0.8 base samples This new report is a table of contents for the base samples. It lists all the available samples in sections (dashboards, stories and reports) and provides a direct link to each sample. It identifies the core features that the sample is intended to demonstrate, and provides a description. Team content > Samples > Reports Corporate website visits We added a map that is generated from latitude and longitude coordinates. This sample report demonstrates the new client-side mapping functionality in reporting. Three maps display 2016 website visit data for the fictional Sample Outdoors Company website by Zip Code and Latitude/longitude in California. Team content > Samples > Stories Animated path scene transition This sample Story demonstrates the new animated paths feature for scene transitions, and timeline highlights. Like many other cities, Boston, MA logs hundreds of thousands of requests each year for services such as snow plowing, street cleaning, and pot hole repair. Source: City of Boston. Team content > Samples > Data California website visits We added data columns for Latitude and Longitude for use with the client-side mapping functionality in reporting. This sample data module contains 2016 website visit data for the fictional Sample Outdoors Company website by Zip Code and city in California. Source: IBM Note: Latitude and longitude must be in separate columns of decimal degrees coordinates, with latitude in the range of -90 to 90, and longitude in the range of -180 to 180. Extension Samples There are two new sample Extensions for IBM Cognos Analytics 11.0.8. These sample files are installed with the product in an Easy Installation, and are an option in a Custom Installation. After product installation, you can find them here: <cognos_analytics_installation_location>/samples/extensions/ SampleExtensionCustomMediaAll.zip This sample extension will add eight custom images to the Image Library tab in the Widgets panel in Dashboarding and Stories. It will also add the eight custom images to the Image Picker dialog in Reporting in the Image Gallery. Only JPG and PNG files are supported at this time. SampleExtensionMenuUrlLinks.zip This sample extension demonstrates how to add a menu to the AppBar that contains two menu items that open external URLs. The URLs are opened in a separate browser tab. Please note: Themes and Extensions are an incremental feature that changes with each product release. The samples included with each release have been verified with that release only, and may not support backward or forward compatibility. Related posts: Samples landing page Supplementary (Legacy) IBM Cognos Analytics 11 samples Guide to IBM Cognos Analytics sample data sets New Base Samples for IBM Cognos Analytics 11.0.7 Please visit our IBM Business Analytics Support channel on YouTube.

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New Base Samples for IBM #Cognos Analytics 11.0.7

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.zip deployment file. After you import the deployment, you will see the following new Base Samples: Team content > Samples > Reports Global sales This sample report uses a Block, a Custom Control, and JavaScript to hide and show a panel of filters. For more information, please visit this Blog post. Corporate website visits This sample report demonstrates the new client-side mapping functionality in reporting. Three maps display 2016 website visit data for the fictional Sample Outdoors Company website by Zip Code in California. Team content > Samples > Data Sample data module We added State/Province, City and Zip/Postal Code to facilitate mapping. This sample data module is intended to help beginners start authoring reports and dashboards. The Sample Outdoors Company is a fictitious business operation with data for products, retailers, order methods, and year. Source: IBM California website visits We created data at the Zip Code and City level for the new client-side mapping functionality in reporting. This sample data module contains 2016 website visit data for the fictional Sample Outdoors Company website by Zip Code and city in California. Source: IBM Extension Samples There are two new sample Extensions for IBM Cognos Analytics 11.0.7. Please visit this Blog post to learn more. Audit Samples The Audit samples have been updated for IBM Cognos Analytics 11.0.7. We have improved the look and feel, increased the overall usability of the reports, and switched all the reports to Dynamic Query Mode. Please visit this Blog post to learn more. OLAP Samples To demonstrate typical OLAP features in IBM Cognos Analytics 11.0.7, we have created a sample dashboard, report, and the underlying OLAP cube. Please visit this Blog post to learn more. Package based drill-through Samples To demonstrate package based drill-through in IBM Cognos Analytics 11.0.7, we have provided sample source and target reports that use the sample GO data warehouse (query) package and a drill-through definition. Please visit this Blog post to learn more. Related posts: Supplementary (Legacy) IBM Cognos Analytics 11 Samples Samples landing page Please visit our IBM Business Analytics Support channel on YouTube.

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New sample Extensions for IBM #Cognos Analytics 11.0.7

There are two new sample Extensions for IBM Cognos Analytics 11.0.7. These sample files are installed with the product in an Easy Installation, and are an option in a Custom Installation. After product installation, you can find them here: <cognos_analytics_installation_location>/samples/extensions/ SampleLoginMultiple.zip A custom Sign In page where the user can choose between two or more authentication types via a dropdown. Please visit this Blog Post for more information. SampleExtensionCustomMedia.zip An extension that adds seven custom images to the Image Library tab in the Widgets panel in Dashboarding and Stories. Only JPG and PNG files are supported at this time. Please note: Themes and Extensions are an incremental feature that changes with each product release. The samples included with each release have been verified with that release only, and may not support backward or forward compatibility. Related posts: New Base Samples for IBM #Cognos Analytics 11.0.7 Cognos Analytics Customization: Sign In Pages (11.0.6+) Video: How to create Themes and Extensions (11.0.4+) Customization samples (themes and extensions) in 11.0.4 Customizing IBM Cognos Analytics (11.0.4) IBM Knowledge Center: Customizing Cognos Analytics Please visit our IBM Business Analytics Support channel on YouTube.

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IBM #Cognos Analytics Customization: Sign In Pages (11.0.6+)

The sample files SampleLogin.zip and SampleLoginMultiple.zip are examples of views that replace the product’s default sign in page with an alternate customized version. Downloads: SampleLogin.zip SampleLoginMultiple.zip SampleLogin.zip is coded to a single authentication type: SampleLoginMultiple.zip is coded so that the user can choose between two or more authentication types via a dropdown: Caution: These are samples with authentication placeholders. Do not set these samples as your default Sign In Page until you have configured them to match your installation’s authentication type (you won’t be able to log in!). Here are some easy instructions on how to do this: How to Configure the Authentication in SampleLogin.zip and SampleLoginMultiple.zip (11.0.6+) Icons in the Sample If you unzip the file called SampleLoginMultiple.zip and look in the folder SampleLoginMultiple\login\images\, you will find the images that we use in the sample: namespace.svg username.svg password.svg The images are specified in the file called SampleLoginView.html, which is located in the folder SampleLoginMultiple\login\js\views\. If you change the image filenames by adding your own images, you will need to update this file to point to the new images. The images can be SVG, PNG, JPG, or GIF, and they are 24px by 24px. Here is a video overview on creating, using, and uploading extensions: How to create Themes and Extensions in Cognos Analytics The syntax for the declarative JSON in the sample extensions can be found here. This document shows you how to determine the ID of a user interface object. The set of available pre-built action controllers, as well as instructions for creating custom action controllers, are documented here. Extension and Perspective Names An extension is a container. A perspective declaratively defines a new UI screen/capability in the Cognos user interface. There could be multiple perspectives defined in a single extension. Consequently, our best practice is to ensure that the perspectives have names that are different from the extension’s name: Additionally, our best practice when naming an extension is to use an underscore to separate multiple words. When naming a perspective, do not include any spaces, and capitalize each word after the first word. Positioning and Weights Many of the sample extensions allow you to place objects in specific locations. For example, if you extract SampleExtensionButtonWebsite.zip and open spec.json in a text editor, you will see: The line "containerId": "com.ibm.bi.glass.navbarTrailingGroup", specifies the area of the product to display the extension: This document shows you how to determine the ID of a user interface object. The line "weight": 100, specifies the position of the object within the container. The higher the number, the earlier it appears in the container. For example, here are some of the weights for core objects in the product: Please note: Themes and Extensions are an incremental feature that changes with each product release. The samples included with each release have been verified with that release only, and may not support backward or forward compatibility. Related posts: Customization Samples Video: How to Create Themes and Extensions Customizing IBM Cognos Analytics 11.0.4 IBM Knowledge Center: Customizing Cognos Analytics Please visit our IBM Business Analytics Support channel on YouTube.

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Video: How to create Themes and Extensions in #Cognos #Analytics

Customization samples are available that demonstrate how to create themes, extensions, and views (perspectives). You can modify these samples to create your own customizations. This video provides an overview of the process. You can download the presentation slides here. Related posts: Customization: Sign In Pages (11.0.6+) Customizing IBM Cognos Analytics in 11.0.4 Customization samples IBM Knowledge Center: Customizing Cognos Analytics Please visit our IBM Business Analytics Support channel on YouTube.

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Customizing IBM #Cognos Analytics in 11.0.4

Have you ever wanted to do more with the IBM Cognos Analytics User Interface? In the latest release of Cognos Analytics 11.0.4, you can customize the IBM Cognos Analytics interface to suit the needs of your organization. The IBM Cognos Analytics user interface is built on an extensible model. In this model, the user interface screens are defined as views (such as home, authoring, dashboard, and modelling). You can customize these views by adding and removing user interface elements, such as buttons and menus as well as define new views to extend the Cognos Analytics user interface. You can replace the default home and sign-in views. You can substitute your own theme (colors, logos, and brand text) for the default theming on all views. Customizations can be exported/imported as deployments. Customizations are packaged as zip archives that contain a spec.json file that defines the customization. The zip archive may also contain other files (i.e., javascript, css, and image), depending on the type of the customization. For additional information on how to create extensions and themes check this link. You can manage customization through the manage area of the system. This panel allows you to upload your customizations, theme, extensions, welcome and login view to the Cognos Analytics server, and to select which customizations to use. Customization samples are available that demonstrate how to create themes, extensions, and views. You can modify these samples to create your own customizations. These samples are shipped out of the box and when you install IBM Cognos Analytics server, these samples are installed in sub-folders of /samples. For more information on Samples please see Customization Samples Blog. If an uploaded extension or view contains errors, it may render IBM Cognos Analytics unusable. In this case, you can run Cognos Analytics with customized extensions and views disabled. Invoke Cognos Analytics by typing the URL :/bi/?factoryMode=true. Client Logging A client logging facility is been added under preferences to enable logging of javascript code and to understand the javacsript anomalies that are not detectable from server environment. When active and set to an appropriate log level, log statements will be sent to the browser console (either the log, debug or which ever trace you enable) and can be used to debug and see where things go off. For additional information on managing logging levels check this link. Related posts: Customization: Sign In Pages (11.0.6+) Video: How to Create Themes and Extensions Customization samples IBM Knowledge Center: Customizing Cognos Analytics Please visit our IBM Business Analytics Support channel on YouTube.

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Customization samples (themes and extensions) in IBM #Cognos Analytics 11.0.4

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. deployment sub-folder Samples_for_Install.zip A deployment archive that contains the sample data, reports, and dashboard used by the Sample Outdoors Company example. extensions sub-folder SampleExtensionButtonDashboard.zip An extension that adds a button to open a dashboard in all perspectives. SampleExtensionButtonFolder.zip An extension that adds a button to open a folder in all perspectives. SampleExtensionButtonOpenPerspective.zip An extension that creates a new view called “Sample view” and then adds a button to open it from all perspectives. SampleExtensionButtonReport.zip An extension that adds a button to open a report in all perspectives. SampleExtensionButtonWebsite.zip An extension that adds a button to open a website in all perspectives. SampleExtensionContextMenuItem.zip 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. SampleExtensionExcludeDelete.zip An extension that removes the Delete button from the “home” perspective. SampleExtensionExcludeNotifications.zip An extension that removes the Notifications button from the “home” perspective. SampleExtensionMenuQuicklinks.zip An extension that adds a menu to the application bar (across top of screen). Common reports and dashboards are accessed directly from this menu. SampleExtensionsAll.zip An extension that combines all of the following extensions into one: • SampleExtensionExcludeNotifications.zip • SampleExtensionExcludeDelete.zip • SampleExtensionButtonWebsite.zip • SampleExtensionButtonReport.zip • SampleExtensionButtonDashboard.zip • SampleExtensionButtonFolder.zip • SampleExtensionMenuQuicklinks.zip • SampleExtensionContextMenuItem.zip SampleLogin.zip A customized view for the Cognos Analytics sign-in page for the Sample Outdoors Company example. SampleWelcome.zip A customized view for the Cognos Analytics welcome page for the Sample Outdoors Company example. themes sub-folder theme sub-folder SampleTheme.zip A theme that modifies the branding and color scheme for the Cognos Analytics user interface, optimized for the Sample Outdoors Company example. SampleThemeBlueGreen.zip A theme that modifies the color scheme for the Cognos Analytics user interface using a blue-green palette. SampleThemeDarkBlue.zip A theme that modifies the color scheme for the Cognos Analytics user interface using a dark blue palette. SampleThemeLight.zip A theme that modifies the color scheme for the Cognos Analytics user interface using a light palette. Related posts: 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 Please visit our IBM Business Analytics Support channel on YouTube.