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Locate and Mass Update Fonts in ALL your Cognos Reports, Quickly and Easily

Posted by Sammy Ng on Wed, Aug 08, 2018 @ 01:08 PM

Imagine your organization has decided to update their brand, and you’re tasked with updating the fonts on ALL company-wide reports that aren’t Arial or Helvetica with Arial. But how would you proceed to accomplish this herculean task? The average Cognos customer has between 10,00 and 15,000 reports in their production environment. So you would have to dive into tens of thousands of reports and manually edit each and every one! MotioPI Pro provides a more efficient method for mass updating all your Cognos BI content. Here is a look into how to update your fonts.

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Tags: cognos change management, getting started with MotioCI, IBM Cognos, Cognos Analytics

Compare Objects Across Two Cognos Environments

Posted by Dan Sellari on Thu, Aug 23, 2012 @ 12:09 PM

Most Cognos developers have been confronted with this situation before:  A report runs perfectly fine in the Cognos Development or Test environment, but has some sort of issue in the Production Cognos environment.   This scenario generally results in the Cognos team asking the question, "What are the differences in this report between the Cognos environment where it works (Development/QA) and the Cognos environment where it has an issue (Production)?".  

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Tags: cognos change management, Cognos troublehsooting, motioci, Cognos version control

4 Common Version Control Scenarios 

Posted by Dan Sellari on Tue, Apr 10, 2012 @ 12:04 AM

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Tags: cognos change management, motioci, Cognos version control, recover deleted Cognos

Version Control in Cognos Report Studio

Posted by Dan Sellari on Tue, Apr 03, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

One of the central capabilities of MotioCI is automated version control for all Cognos objects. While many of MotioCI's version control capabilities are transparent to BI Developers, key workflows around version control for certain types of objects are surfaced into the Cognos authoring studios.

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Tags: cognos change management, Cognos report studio, motioci, Cognos version control