Archive February 2011

If you try reports in the Cognos Finance folder other than the m-Fin reports, you might encounter this indignity: We here in the OUC have starting calling this the Red X of Death. Here is the cure. Do the following, while you are connected to Cognos using MSIE:
  1. Tools
  2. Internet Options
  3. Security tab
  4. Select the Trusted Sites zone (the green checkmark).
  5. Sites button
Which web browswers does Cognos support for m-Fin reports?
This week OUC and I finish up our series of Town Hall meetings introducing m-Fin reporting to the Boulder, Colorado Springs, Denver, and Anschutz Medical campuses. It has been my pleasure to present our work to you. The m-Fin reports are available in CU's Cognos production environment. If you find you do not have the necessary access privileges you may contact You are invited to sign up for hands-on training:
Seven m-Fin reports have migrated to CU's production Cognos environment. These are the first m-Fin reports to reach production. If you are accustomed to finding production Cognos from the portal you may enter there.  The m-Fin reports reside in the same folder as the other OUC Cognos financial reports: Public Folders > CU Reporting > Finance
When m-Fin reports are run by org they return more speedtypes than are needed, particularly for project funds. The reports do have a filter to test whether a speedtype has had any activity during the fiscal year. The problem is even just roll-forward activity is considered current fy activity. Roll-forward processing is what moves ending balances for projects from one fiscal year to the next. Roll-forward processing by itself should not be considered current fy activity.