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.
- The two query modes of Cognos: This short article is most succinct technical explainer for the difference between CQM and DQM that I have found. A great read.
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.