Hide Cognos Connection objects


It is possible in cognos Connection to hide objects such as reports, packages, pages, folders and so on, for normal users. This can be done to be sure that users don’t start reports they don’t need.

Reports that are hidden can be accessed through an drill-through link.


Login as administrator in Cognos Connection

Go to  my area –> my preferences –> highlight “Show hidden items”

Go to a folder with reports

Choose properties of a report you want to hide

Choose “Hide this item”

The hidden report icon becomes vague and is not visible unless the user also selects “Show hidden items” in their preferences.

For more detailed information go to the IBM Cognos URL:


Create filter on Database Object

In this example we have a set of data in a table witch has multiple of rows for each date.

In the Cognos report we want to filter the data for a specific date (or value).

We can solve this by adding a filter on the business view object in the Framework Manager (FM). This filter is a prompt witch pops up on opening the report. Continue reading