hi, i'm not familar with cognos but the developer ask me to create schema for the cognos server. what is the minimum permission that the BI needs to access the cognos tables? I have given these permision, but now he is complaining that he cannot see any links to the "administration" and "reporting". Once I give dba role to the user schema, he say he has no problem, I do not want to give dba role, any suggestion? I look this up and it was a minimum permission so I don't see the problem.