My concluding chapter on the data quality dimensions.
In Cognos Analytics 11 (in either 11.0.x or 11.1.x) you may discover that you have what I like to call the “Cognos Analytics Dashboard scroll problem”. This is when you build a dashboard with the default dashboard properties and find that you are not able to view your entire dashboard on your screen. The width is correctly set but the height is not and to see the entire dashboard you must scroll down to see it all. If you click on the full screen view you can see it in one screen but otherwise you must scroll.
As dashboard reports are intended to be a single screen view this is problematic. Fortunately there is a super simple fix!
The problem has to do with the aspect ratio of your dashboard. The default size is Screen 16:9. If you are finding that you must constantly scroll down in your dashboard, try changing the page size on the properties of your dashboard to Screen 4:3. There are many other choices in this selection, including Custom, Letter, Legal, A4, Tabloid and Infographic. You may need to experiment to see what works best for your screen display.
Happy Cognos reporting!
My latest on data quality, the data quality dimension of reasonability.
Checking in on my Tableau visualization and following the markets in general, we see an unprecedented recovery rally in the face of economic turmoil and gathering pandemic devastation in the southern US. I cannot tell you what is driving this recovery besides sheer determination that “this too shall pass”. With a quarter of North America unemployed and businesses going under left and right, I think this market rally is running on fumes and I am preparing for the worst which I expect to hit us in earnest this fall.
We are now tracking on the same path as the pre-crash of 2008 according to my chart.
My latest on Data Quality: Validity