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Cognos User Preferences

Apply bulk updates of user preferences for many people at once

The User Preferences Panel allows you to easily manage many aspects related to a given set of users in Cognos. All operations in the User Preferences Panel can be applied to a single user or a hundred users with equal effort. There are three major feature areas of this panel:

  • Bulk management of general user preferences.
  • Bulk management of Cognos group / role membership
  • Bulk management of portal tabs

The following series of short videos provide a quick overview of each of these functional areas.

Bulk management of General User Preferences in MotioPI

This video begins with a quick recap of how you normally manage the preferences of your users via Cognos Connection.  It then contrasts the same operation in MotioPI Professional, where you apply user preference changes to an entire set of users in one fell swoop.

Bulk management of Cognos Group/Role Membership

This video begins with a quick recap of how you typically manage membership in the Cognos groups and roles. It then contrasts this by demonstrating how you can use MotioPI to quickly update the group/role membership for a large number of users in a short amount of time.

Bulk management of Portal Tabs

This video demonstrates how MotioPI can be used to easily manage the portal tabs of a large set of Cognos users.

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