Locating errors in report outputs can be a difficult and complex task. It’s especially challenging if your Cognos system hosts a sea of reports! MotioCI can journey deep into your Development, Production, and QA environments to fish out error-filled report outputs.
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A Cognos user (let's call him "Carlos") tries to run a report but receives an error message indicating that the attempt to connect to the data source failed. Carlos alerts you, the administrator, about the issue and you are now tasked with finding the cause. Meanwhile, Carlos' workflow is interrupted and he must switch gears to something less important until the data source issue gets resolved for him to be able to access reports again. What if you could avoid the frequency of this data source connectivity problem hitting Carlos and the rest of your Cognos users? Well, you can and we'll show you how in this blog post.
We recently broadcast a "skills session" webinar for testing IBM Cognos administrative objects with MotioCI software. One of the featured objects we demonstrated how to test was data source connections. Data source connectivity can be automatically and continuously tested by MotioCI and comes preconfigured with the software, out-of-the box. Let's take a look...
When something goes wrong in your IBM Cognos environment, it's important to immediately notify the team of people in charge of fixing issues. If an issue goes undetected the following unwanted scenarios can happen:
Updated August 28, 2019
Testing has been widely adopted as part of software development ever since software has been developed. Business Intelligence (BI) however, has been slower to adopt testing as an integrated part of development in BI software such as IBM Cognos. Let's explore why BI has been slower to adopt testing practices and the consequences of NOT testing.
There is not one industry where testing of BI reports is more important than in others. ALL industries can benefit from BI testing, however there are certain types of organizations that recognize the value of testing more so than others.
Tags: Automated Cognos Testing
|The first session, titled “Achieve Quality BI with IBM Cognos Testing,” focused on a broad introduction and overview of automated testing concepts in Cognos. (To see the recording of the webinar, click here.)|
This webinar covered the following topics: