Cognos Parameters

For a lot of Cognos installations it is enough to use the default parameter settings.

In some cases you might want to change settings to meet a specific situation.

On the internet I found 2 interesting links on parameter information:

For Cognos Performance parameters:

http://it.toolbox.com/wiki/index.php/Cognos_Performance

For Cognos Advanced parameters:

http://it.toolbox.com/wiki/index.php/Cognos_Advanced_Settings

Custom Chart Palettes

Some Companies want to have a special set of colors when they use charts in a report.

Underneath an example of two charts. One with default colors an the other with custom colors.

custom_chart_color_6 custom_chart_color_5

 

Solution:

This can be achived by editing 2 system XML files.

It is to be recommended to save the original files so you wil be able to return to the original configuration.

The article describes the process by which you can add new chart palettes or customize existing chart palettes for use in IBM Cognos 8 Report Studio.

Click on the following link to open the PDF:

custom_chart_palettes_for_report_studio.pdf