A successful business envisions a continuous progress through a strong sense of planning and implementation. The planning phase is a crucial part of performance management wherein the business path is determined by using variables that affect performance. While it’s true that there is no straightforward path to success, there are […]
When using Cognos Express 10.2, you run into the issue of not having a few of the programs that you would typically find in the Cognos Enterprise. One important program is IBM Cognos Configuration. This is the program you will use to verify your Environment and Security criteria such as […]
Are you having issues with Insight not being able to import data? It has been found that the root cause of this is IE 11. By downgrading IE 11 we will be able to have import data work again. Symptom: When selecting “Import Data…” from the Get Data menu Insight […]
One of the most powerful parts of Cognos Insight is the ability to add different themes to your workspace. This can cause your widgets to pop out a little more, and give a little more color. Sometimes we want a little bit more than what we are given in the […]
Dealing with dates in Cognos can sometimes be a daunting task. Dates should be straightforward, but sometimes they take extra work to get what you want. Your data is designed to list the date of the transaction, but maybe you only care about data on a per week, per month, […]
I was wandering around YouTube one weekend looking for something mentally stimulating when I came across the Monty Hall problem. For those who are not familiar, the problem is named after the host of the gameshow Let’s Make A Deal. On the show, there was a game where the contestant […]
One of the benefits of Cognos insight is the ability to combine columns during the import process. This can help us when browsing the data through explore points. It is often beneficial to combine columns as it is easier to read, and not always necessary to sort by columns individually.
MySQL is quite possibly the most commonly used database today due to its free license tier making it a very low risk investment. While it is not well geared towards the large queries of reporting and analysis, there may be a need to report directly from an existing MySQL database […]