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Customization of new Homeview screen

We have more than 3 clients currently asking and wanting to customize their home screen in Cognos Analytics. The new default (11.0.7+) has additional "tiles" that show recently ran reports and a quick links section at the right that shows some IBM defined easily accessible information. When using an extension you are not able to leverage these new objects and display the tiles or links. Our clients would like the ability to show/hide and customize the tiles and links and embed them into the extension solution or allow for customization of the default page. This customization should allow for us to change the content of the tiles to not just allow recent but also specific reports/objects that need front page visibility. The Quick Reference section should also be fully customizable to allow our own training/tips etc to be featured rather than the canned IBM objects.
  • Avatar32.5fb70cce7410889e661286fd7f1897de Guest
  • Dec 28 2018
  • Planned for future release
Idea Priority High
Customer Name Ecapital Advisors
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  • Avatar40.8f183f721a2c86cd98fddbbe6dc46ec9
    Guest commented
    12 Jun 03:50am

    "favorites" would be a great addition.

  • Avatar40.8f183f721a2c86cd98fddbbe6dc46ec9
    Guest commented
    21 Nov, 2019 05:28pm

    The "tiles" are the same items that are in the Recent list on the left.

    The links get stale as IBM deletes and reorganizes their content from external sites such as YouTube.

    I'm surprised this has so many votes.

  • Avatar40.8f183f721a2c86cd98fddbbe6dc46ec9
    Guest commented
    31 Jul, 2019 08:04pm

    Our clients would like to see a "favorites" section on the home screen.  The recent section is useful but a static display of favorites would be even more useful.

  • Avatar40.8f183f721a2c86cd98fddbbe6dc46ec9
    Guest commented
    21 May, 2019 01:27pm

    They fixed the problem in the 11.1.2 release.

    You need a custom view with the spec json excluding the "com.ibm.bi.bahome_common.quickReferences" item.

     

    {
        "name":"SampleConsumers",
        "schemaVersion": "1.0",
        "comment": "Extensions for Consumers role in Sample.",    
        "extensions": [
        {
            "perspective": "home",
            "comment": "Removes content that is not useful or usable for the role.",
            "features": [{
                "id": "wfg.homePerspective.excludeItems",
                "excludeItems":["com.ibm.bi.bahome_common.quickReferences", "com.ibm.bi.glass.common"],
                "comment": "Consumers will not understand the quick references since they are focused on content authors."
            }]
        }]
    }

  • Avatar40.8f183f721a2c86cd98fddbbe6dc46ec9
    Guest commented
    11 Apr, 2019 01:59pm

    I find it odd that this is considered an RFE rather than a defect.

    If you follow the instructions to customize views, it shows you the "id" of the quick references section. If you add an exclusion for it in a spec.json file for an extension, it will remove the leaf links from the section, but not the section itself.

    See attached spec.json and result on the UI (cognos.quick.reference.png).

  • Avatar40.8f183f721a2c86cd98fddbbe6dc46ec9
    Guest commented
    22 Feb, 2019 07:50pm

    The Quick Reference has been a huge problem for us as our users do not have access to YouTube and click on that link to try to get to the training videos we host internally.  This needs to be customizable.

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