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Content Explorer - Portal / Is there a technique to search for data items?
« Last post by FerdH4 on 14 Dec 2018 02:32:05 pm »
I'm posing this question through the Content Portal section of the forum because in Cognos v10 this could be accomplished through the "Search" function at the top of the main portal page.  However, my question is also relevant to the v11 Reports function too.

When doing a Search from the v11 Portal, it seems to only search out folder names and report names.  This same Search doesn't appear to be as powerful and as deep as the v10 Search was.

Essentially my question, is there a data item search feature anywhere within the Cognos v11 user interface?
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Reporting / Re: Line chart with expected image attached
« Last post by cognos05 on 14 Dec 2018 01:00:10 pm »
IF (extract( month, {sysdate}) < 7)
THEN (cast(extract(year, {sysdate}), varchar(4)))
ELSE (cast(extract(year, {sysdate})+1, varchar(4)))


I have above syntax cannot use it in report expression.
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Reporting / Re: Line chart with expected image attached
« Last post by cognos05 on 14 Dec 2018 11:24:36 am »
How do you change the report expression to get fy 2019 , fy 2018 and fy 2017 with previous year data item.
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Report Studio / Re: Embed html report in Email body
« Last post by CognosPaul on 14 Dec 2018 09:14:34 am »
Make sure the email body is completely empty. There might be stray space in the email body.
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Reporting / Re: C2090-621 Certification
« Last post by MFGF on 14 Dec 2018 04:34:37 am »
I did the practice test together with a very knowledgeable person who seems to know everything there is to know about Cognos and between the two of us we FAILED the practice test.

Spooky!! I had the exact same experience!!

MF.
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Report Studio / Re: How to get burst take one value at a time?
« Last post by Invisi on 14 Dec 2018 04:15:05 am »
I find that the issue is in my testing. I test the report by running it from Report Studio and then expect multiple page results. That doesn't happen. When I set up the burst and test with bursting, it works as expected.

Paul thanks for mailing me to look at the issue.
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Reporting / Re: C2090-621 Certification
« Last post by Lynn on 14 Dec 2018 02:22:50 am »
This is not the typical question "where do I get exam dumps bla bla bla "
I have a real interest in getting the certification next year, and I was wondering if anyone here has already passed the test.

I took it at the beginning of the year and I failed it. Even though I think I know how to make Cognos work for me using good practices, I found out that the questions were too specific, like you need to know each parameter available for each component for each visualization instead of trying to solve real life scenarios. If I have to compare, I found that C10 certification was much approachable for that matter.
The other think I didn't like much about was that it was based on R3, (when I took the exam, R5 was already installed in the company).

So, back to the original topic, my 2019 resolution is to get this certification.
I was wondering if anyone has any tips to study that you can share. Do you do study groups?  I was thinking about doing simulation tests in group and then discuss the answers and the reasons behind the choice (the official site, last time I checked, offered some simulation tests but there were no answers at the end, just a approve/fail ratio).

Open to ideas
Merry christmas and happy new year to everyone!

I passed this exam back in July. These exams tend to have a lot of very picky and specific things and you need to read the questions and all answers quite carefully. It covers a wide variety of topics but 45% of it is reporting. Some of the reporting visualization questions refer to Charts so it isn't just the new and legacy rave visualizations.

The practice test was well worthwhile. I did the practice test together with a very knowledgeable person who seems to know everything there is to know about Cognos and between the two of us we FAILED the practice test. That was a bit disturbing but I had made notes on things we weren't sure about and followed up by looking into those topics further. I took the real test a few days later and passed. Phew! Prior to the practice test I'd gone through all the topics listed as exam objectives to read up in the user guides and play around in the product to refresh, reinforce, and dig into areas I use less frequently.

Good luck!

https://www.ibm.com/certify/exam?id=C2090-621
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Are you using a Windows OS?
 

Yes, I am using Windows Server.

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Search regedit for IBM Cognos.  There will be 2 entries where one of the values will refer to cogbootstrapservice.exe ( or something similar).  Delete them.  Restart the computer.   

You should then be able to register the cognos service and start it up.

After following above steps, Cognos Content Store and Cognos Service registered and started as expected.

Thanks a lot for your help!

Thanks to MFGF too! :)
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Report Studio / Re: Embed html report in Email body
« Last post by charlie on 14 Dec 2018 01:52:55 am »
Hi All!

Has this stopped working in 11.0.10? I have done this sort of scheduling multiple times before and it never failed to work in older versions. But when i try to schedule a report to be delivered in HTML format as an attachment in 11.0.10 it gives me a html page as an attachment :(

Any thoughts? Thanks in advance!

Charlie
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I get that, but the filter is not in the model, it's in the report.  How do I design the model so that I don't need to spend a week teaching each user the basics of SQL querying?
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