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  • Latest Post - ‏2012-08-10T20:31:32Z by yangling
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Pinned topic Cognos 7.4 PowerPlay Cube files compatibility with newer Cognos versions

‏2012-06-29T07:38:20Z |
Hi,
I have *.mdc files stored on my hard drive created using Cognos 7.4 PowerPlay. I need to be able to view the content of the files. What version of Cognos should I buy for this purpose? Is there a possibility of buying Cognos 7.4 or maybe some of the latest software can properly open these old *.mdc files? My budget is also limited and I don't need additional functionalities.

Kind regard,
Przemysław Nowak
Updated on 2012-08-10T20:31:32Z at 2012-08-10T20:31:32Z by yangling
  • yangling
    yangling
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    Re: Cognos 7.4 PowerPlay Cube files compatibility with newer Cognos versions

    ‏2012-07-03T20:56:40Z  
    A cheaper version probably saves you a bundle as long as your only purpose was to open an mdc file of 7.4.

    Note that I tested that an mdc file created by cogtr.exe 8.4 can be opened by a PowerPlat client 7.4. You get the idea.
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
    280 Posts

    Re: Cognos 7.4 PowerPlay Cube files compatibility with newer Cognos versions

    ‏2012-07-16T09:53:51Z  
    • yangling
    • ‏2012-07-03T20:56:40Z
    A cheaper version probably saves you a bundle as long as your only purpose was to open an mdc file of 7.4.

    Note that I tested that an mdc file created by cogtr.exe 8.4 can be opened by a PowerPlat client 7.4. You get the idea.
    Thanks for Your answer yangling.
    One thing is still uncertain for me.
    Does IBM can provide me with PowerPlat client 7.4 + licence or I must buy only recent latest versions (8.4, 10+)?
    (becouse f.e 7.4 is not supported anymore and not available for sale)

    Kind regards,
    Przemysław Nowak
  • yangling
    yangling
    38 Posts

    Re: Cognos 7.4 PowerPlay Cube files compatibility with newer Cognos versions

    ‏2012-08-09T22:20:29Z  
    Thanks for Your answer yangling.
    One thing is still uncertain for me.
    Does IBM can provide me with PowerPlat client 7.4 + licence or I must buy only recent latest versions (8.4, 10+)?
    (becouse f.e 7.4 is not supported anymore and not available for sale)

    Kind regards,
    Przemysław Nowak
    7.5 is still on sale and supported.

    More info can be seen here .
  • yangling
    yangling
    38 Posts

    Re: Cognos 7.4 PowerPlay Cube files compatibility with newer Cognos versions

    ‏2012-08-10T20:31:32Z  
    Thanks for Your answer yangling.
    One thing is still uncertain for me.
    Does IBM can provide me with PowerPlat client 7.4 + licence or I must buy only recent latest versions (8.4, 10+)?
    (becouse f.e 7.4 is not supported anymore and not available for sale)

    Kind regards,
    Przemysław Nowak
    ... and here.