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Frequently Asked Questions

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Are datasets/modules created strictly from excel docs or can we connect to Teradata and import our source semantic tables? ­

Answer: Datasets can be created from any Package or Data Module (so from any data source that Cognos supports).­ Teradata is definitely supported for...

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Is there an easy way to organize the data in traditional structure - Database, business, presentation? ­

Answer: It can be done using folder, and then hide/show what’s needed.­

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Can data sets/modules be applied to a cross tab? If so, and the set/module is a list, can it still be applied to a cross tab? ­

Answer: ­The joins are from table to table from either the backend database or the custom tables created in Data Module. Crosstab is a reporting...

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Can data sets be used in data modules directly?­

Answer: Yes indeed.  to my knowledge that's been true since 11.0.x

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Where are data modules saved, in content store database or server? Can it be modified to save on server? ­

Answer: Data Modules are stored in the Content Store. ­ They're created using the Cognos browser GUI and stored in the content store.  They are not...

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Is the dataset refreshing the entire data queried every time or is it incremental changes¬?

Answer: ­It's a full refresh - there's no notion of an incremental load in a data set.­

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How do I move or point these Docker containers  into the IBM environment ­

Answer: The only way I know of would be to upload your notebooks from the other environment into Cognos (use the Upload Files feature).  Otherwise at...

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­I want to use some of this Data Science containers for users to interact through the IBM Analytics platform? ­

Answer: You can leverage the output of Jupyter Notebooks in Dashboards and Reports.  So if you consider Jupyter Notebook outputs the result of...

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What authentication is passed to Jupyter Notebooks from Cognos? Is it the user in Cognos or is it using the Cognos service account? ­

Answer: ­The Cognos session for the user interacting with notebooks is passed to the Jupyter server.  You do not actually authenticate to the Jupyter...

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How do you integrate Docker Containers into the IBM platform? ­

Answer: All docker management and integration is handled at Cognos Notebook server level and happen at the backend.­

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