Archive October 2011

 
Now available for you to test in Cognos QA: a new m-Fin OPERATING SUMMARY. It's just had some minor work done.

CURRENT Prompt Now On The Left

m-Fin BUDGET TO ACTUAL is now in production.  Like other m-Fin reports it does not support multivalued FOPPS prompts.  We are still investigating that for a future version of this report and others.  I will do a separate post about this issue.
Looking for an m-Fin report that seems to have gone missing? Perhaps it is simply on the next page. The Cognos environment that lists the available reports is called Cognos Connection. Its default is to show up to 15 items at a time. When there are more than 15, paging controls in the upper right become active. Use these controls to advance though the list or temporarily change the size of the list.
New versions of three m-Fin reports have migrated to Cognos production.
  1. m-Fin ACCOUNT NUMBER
    Now can page by org or pgm/proj.
  2. m-Fin ACCOUNT RANGE BY FUND
    Drills work properly when run for a set of speedtypes.
  3. m-Fin TRIAL BALANCE SUMMARY
    Orgnode prompt. Award Code prompt. Single Speedtype Mode
Revised 13-Mar-2012 With Cognos 10, MSExcel output format choices are
  1. Excel 2007 Format

A GOOD REPORT

m-Fin ACCOUNT NUMBER is a good way to juxtapose activity in the same account code from different speedtypes.
Last night I had a request for all salaries, benefits, and lab expenses for a single PI on all his grants. Perfect! -- Yoda (famous Jedi and m-Fin ACCOUNT NUMBER user)