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Frequently Asked Questions

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­Can Data Modules be used in Event Studio in 11.1.5 or 11.1.6?

Answer: ­Per the documentation - it still integrates only with packages at this time. ­

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­Can I use an external data source such as Excel and refresh it automatically using a report, instead of a dashboard? If so, what would be the best way to accomplish that? ­

Answer: ­You can actually use Jupyter Notebooks functionality to update an Excel spreadsheet as an automated source.  As of now though, you manually...

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Is there ­any way see reports email recipients­?

Answer: It is possible to sweep the Content/Audit Stores to determine email recipients, even if they do not click back into Cognos. ­

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Would you elaborate more in how the Data Module is a replacement of the Framework Manager

Answer: Both tools organize your data assets for use in creating Reports and Dashboards.  So, in that way, their 2 tools for the same thing.  Both...

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­is security of data modules/data sets any better in 11.1.6 with support for parameter maps perhaps? ­

Answer: ­You can use macros in the security definition, but not parameter maps at this time.

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Are you able to use a data set directly in the report tool? ­

Answer: ­No, but you can include them in a Data Module and create a report using that Data Module. ­

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­How big a dataset can be? Any size limit? ­

Answer: ­The size is limited.  In 11.1.5 and 6, IBM states that the limit is 7M rows.  In previous releases that was more like 2M rows. ­

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­Aren't the visualizations of Tableau still way more powerful than Cognos? ­

Answer: ­Depends on who you ask.  They both have things the other cannot do.  With the introduction of the ability to import visualizations into...

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Can we use active directory, in data module part of security? ­

Answer: You can - in much the same way as you do in framework manager.  BUT... only if the table(s) you are securing come from a Data Server.  You...

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­Okay, so Data Module is a replacement or alternative to something like Transformer? ­

Answer: ­More a replacement for Framework Manager.

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