Thursday, July 14, 2011

Top 10 Proven Practices for June 2011

1. 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.

2. IBM Cognos 8 BI Dimensional Functions

Obtain a better understanding of Cognos 8 BI Dimensional Functions with this article, which describes function definitions, function groupings and deployment of function samples. The functions and sample data in this article apply to Cognos 8 Report Studio.

3. Dynamic Sorting of a List within IBM Cognos 8 Report Studio

Apply dynamic column sorting on a list using custom IBM Cognos 8 Report Studio toolbox items with this technique.

4. Approach to the IBM Cognos 8 SDK

Create simple utility applications or full-scale, highly complex applications using the Cognos 8 Software Development Kit (SDK). This document focuses on the elements needed to get started with the SDK.

5. Using JavaScript to Pass Multiple Values to a Textbox Prompt within IBM Cognos 8 Report Studio

Allow users to pass multiple values provided to an IBM Cognos 8 Report Studio textbox prompt using this JavaScript technique.

6. IBM Cognos 8 Audit Extension

Enhance auditing of your IBM Cognos 8 with this SDK application. This application is version 1.5.05 and it will work with IBM Cognos 8 BI versions 8.3 and up.

7. Customizing IBM Cognos 10 Login

Use one of these examples to customize the Cognos 10 login page. This document is meant to supplement the Security and Administration Guide of IBM Cognos 10. The examples provided shall support the understanding of the possibilities and flexibility this great new feature offers.

8. IBM Cognos BI - Improve Performance for Interactive Relational Data Access

Improve the performance of IBM Cognos BI studios (Query Studio, Analysis Studio, Report Studio Express) when authors and analysts deal interactively with relational data sources, using these guidelines and techniques.

9. Dynamic Reporting with Role-based Security

Role based security is described as user-level security which focuses on the logical role of a user rather than the user’s individual identity. The IBM Cognos 8 security model allows you to manage users as member of roles and groups. This article provides an outline of the steps that need to be taken in order to create reports and models that provide user-level security.

10. Performance Tuning Settings for IBM Cognos 8 BI

Learn about the properties and settings that can be used to optimize IBM Cognos 8 performance. The information in this document is intended to act as a guideline and is subject to change based on continued testing of IBM Cognos 8.


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