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Hiding Crosstab row titles in Cognos 8.4

A workaround to hide row titles in Cognos 8.x crosstab reports.

Calling Cognos reports with URL parameters and removing headers

When building dashboards with jQuery objects, there may be issues calling the report within the Cognos Portal Pages ‘Cognos Viewer’ object. The workaround is to use the ‘HTML Viewer’ in a portal page. The HTML Viewer is actually an iFrame calling a new instance of Cognos and may require re-authentication. The method we ended up […]

Add a custom chart palette to Cognos.

While Cognos does many things well, most people have different tastes in colors.  This article will walk you through creating and installing a custom chart palette.  This example is for general charts, but the principles can be applied to maps and gauges in the same XML files. Example Charts ‘Before’ and ‘After’ 1. Choose your […]

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