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  • Latest Post - ‏2013-04-30T17:16:14Z by OpherB
harshraj81
harshraj81
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Pinned topic How to display images in Cognos 10.1 report?

‏2013-04-25T13:01:31Z |

Hi,

I want a Cognos 10.1 report to display images / photos. The images are going to be stored in DB2 source as a BLOB object.

How can we display these images in Cognos report?

Also does Cognos 10.1 support BLOB objects?

Sincerely,

Harshraj Sanghvi

 

  • OpherB
    OpherB
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    Re: How to display images in Cognos 10.1 report?

    ‏2013-04-25T17:57:16Z  

    Generally speaking, this is a bad idea. BLOB objects slow down data transmission and will impact not just your report but others that are executing at the same time. Look at how the Cognos Sample reports put logos and pictures of flags into reports: The data source has the name of the picture objects and the report query produces a file path that points to the server location where the file is located. Quick, easy and documented.

     

    Good luck,
    Opher

     

  • harshraj81
    harshraj81
    18 Posts

    Re: How to display images in Cognos 10.1 report?

    ‏2013-04-29T09:38:42Z  
    • OpherB
    • ‏2013-04-25T17:57:16Z

    Generally speaking, this is a bad idea. BLOB objects slow down data transmission and will impact not just your report but others that are executing at the same time. Look at how the Cognos Sample reports put logos and pictures of flags into reports: The data source has the name of the picture objects and the report query produces a file path that points to the server location where the file is located. Quick, easy and documented.

     

    Good luck,
    Opher

     

    Hi Opher,

    Thanks for the reply.

    Can you share a document specifying the steps which are to be performed for it?

    Thank you.

    Sincerely,

    Harshraj Sanghvi

     

  • OpherB
    OpherB
    696 Posts

    Re: How to display images in Cognos 10.1 report?

    ‏2013-04-30T17:16:14Z  

    Hi Opher,

    Thanks for the reply.

    Can you share a document specifying the steps which are to be performed for it?

    Thank you.

    Sincerely,

    Harshraj Sanghvi

     

    Sorry, I dson't have a document I can point to. Look through the sample reports to find examples.

     

    Opher