CU is now running Cognos 10.2.1 in production. My thanks to UIS/IRM’s Molly Doyle for doing so much to ensure a smooth production upgrade, and I know there are others in UIS who are backing her up, making her look good. Thanks also to OUC’s Sarju Khadka and Ryan Day for testing and troubleshooting.
If you have saved links to Cognos that go to “mod2″, these links will no longer work after this week. You will instead get a (useless) message asking if you want to open or save the file:
[10_2_1] Assuming known issues are resolved, CU plans to upgrade to Cognos version 10.2.1 in just a few days. It is available now for you to test in Cognos QA. The reports should be the same. Cognos Connection, however, gets a makeover with a new color theme and button icons. Cognos Connection is the part of Cognos you interact with when navigating folders and launching reports. This is an incremental “dot version” upgrade from 10.2.0. The significant changes are all back-room improvements. So while it looks different we expect that you’ll be able to continue using Cognos the same. If you find that you have some trouble or uncertainty about this new version we want to know before the production upgrade – leave a comment below.
Problem: You are in Cognos browsing the folders. You click on a report name intending to run it. You get a mostly blank screen. You are running Microsoft Internet Explorer (MSIE). Solution: Use MSIE's Compatibility view...
m-Fin provides five reports that have the classic revenue and expenditure summarization to individual account codes:
Here is an m-Fin report that can summarize a single account code, or any from-to range of account codes, showing total actuals for each accounting period across all fiscal years since 2000.
If you run m-Fin ACCOUNTING SUMMARY for just a few speedtypes try m-Fin ACCOUNTING SUMMARY BY SPEEDTYPE, available now in Cognos QA.
m-Fin TREE ZOOM is a new report that demonstrates Cognos reporting with an on-screen, interactive orientation.
Good (Cognos) news: We recently migrated several m-Fin reports from the Cognos QA test environment to the Cognos production environment.
This evening a fix migrates to production that should prevent Cognos from reprompting for login credentials as it sometimes has been doing.