When to Deploy an Active Report

By Trevor Schulte, IBM Cognos BI Consultant, eCapital Advisors With Cognos 10, IBM released a new report type called Active Reports.  The Active Report is an archived HTML (.MHT) file that can empower users in data exploration and analytics.  The reports are similar to PDF files as they are static files with self-serving data.  However,…

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Displaying Cell Comments in Hyperion Financial Reporting

When finance managers are reviewing forecasts, they typically care as much or more care about "the story" of the numbers than they do about the numbers themselves.  To that point, one of the questions we frequently receive regarding Hyperion Financial Reporting is around how to display cell comments input in Planning on financial reports.  While…

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OBIEE 11g Usage Tracking Setup

April 2013 1. Log into EM. 2. Select WebLogic Domain>bifoundation_domain from the left navigation pane. 3. Click the WebLogic Domain drop-down list in the right pane. 4. Select System MBean Browser from the list. 5. Expand Application Defined MBeans>oracle.biee.admin. 6. Expand bifoundation_domain. 7. Lock the domain to update it. Expand BIDomain and select the BIDomain…

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Renaming Planning Members in EPMA While Retaining Data

Problem Sooner or later everyone will run into a situation where there is a need for renaming Planning members in EPMA.  Seems simple right?  Well, merely renaming the member in EPMA and redeploying the application will not retain all of your data.  Following the steps of this blog entry will provide you with a process…

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