While there’s a ton of great Cognos resources scattered across the web finding it can be a huge challenge. Here I will endeavour to keep an updated list of the top Cognos links to soothe the sting of yet another marathon Google session…
Blogs & community resources
- Cognos Paul: Hands down the best, most consistently updated Cognos blog today. Nobody – and I mean nobody! – does it better.
- BI Curious Cognos: The content is getting stale with no updates since 2012, but still home to clearly written and detailed guides.
- Cognos and Coffee: A great new blog with awesome feature overviews and technical articles
- Cognoise: The single largest Cognos community forum on the web, Cognoise has a very friendly and knowledgeable community that has been around for over a decade.
- Cognos Reddit: The Cognos Subreddit is getting more active all the time and is a great place to get Cognos questions answered in a fast and friendly manner.
- Dynamic Query Mode Cookbook: A highly detailed discussion of Dynamic Query Mode (DQM) that illustrates setup, query planning & execution, security and best practices. This is for Cognos 10.1.1, let me know if you can find a more recent version.
- Dynamic Cubes Redbook: Detailed explanation of IBM Cognos Dynamic Cubes from setup, administration, query planning & execution, security, performance tuning, and developer best practices. Currently for version 10.2.0, let me know if you find a more recent version.
- Multi-fact, multi-grain and multi-date modeling: This is a dense but vital guide to combining all the great features of data modules to ensure Cognos can execute cross-grain multi-fact queries while utilizing the new relative time features. It’s also the best guide to the general use of these features in existence.
There you have it. I’m always looking to expand this list of Cognos resources so please share your best links with me to help us grow.