Friday, October 26, 2012

By-Design Defects

How often have you been told that something that you think is a defect is actually by design? Doesn't that mean that the design is flawed then?

One such by-design-defect as I would like to call them was brought to my notice when some of my colleagues were trying to create a Reset Button functionality using only drill through to avoid using Java Scripts (since IBM does not support them) in 10.1.1.

What happens is Cognos retains the parameter values between the drill through runs even if you do not set the target parameter values in the drill through options. And this happens only in Cognos Viewer not in Report Studio Viewer.

The developers were informed that this was by design and were asked to use Javascript as a work around to achieve the functionality.

Have you come across any more of such by-design defects?

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