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How to import a Stored Procedure and Prepare for use with Framework Manager
A step by step guide on how to prepare a database stored procedure within Composite for Framework Manager digestion.
Articles 01 Jan 2009
IBM Business Analytics Proven Practices: Configuring Microsoft SharePoint 2010 for IBM Cognos BI
This document will help you to integrate IBM Cognos 10.2.1 web parts into your Microsoft SharePoint 2010 website.
Also available in: Russian  
Articles 30 Sep 2013
IBM Business Analytics Proven Practices: Customising the IBM Cognos 10.x User Interface
This document provides some tips and techniques when creating a custom style, or “skin”, in IBM Cognos 10.
Articles 10 Oct 2012
IBM Business Analytics Proven Practices: Embedding and Passing Parameters Using Workspaces From IBM Cognos Workspace
This article introduces two new features added to IBM Cognos Workspace in version 10.2.1.1 - embedding workspaces and passing parameters to workspaces.
Also available in: Russian  
Articles 12 Dec 2013
IBM Business Analytics Proven Practices: IBM Cognos TM1 Audit Log Helper
The IBM Cognos TM1 Audit Log Helper is designed to get information out of the IBM Cognos TM1 audit log.performance test or to view and analyze existing TM1Top log files.
Also available in: Russian  
Articles 21 Mar 2014
IBM Business Analytics Proven Practices: IBM Cognos TM1 Server Monitor Plug-in for Apache JMeter
The IBM Cognos TM1 Server Monitor Plug-in for Apache JMeter is a plugin for the Apache JMeter performance testing tool. It allows its user to monitor TM1 server activity in real-time while running an Apache JMeter performance test or to view and analyze existing TM1Top log files.
Also available in: Chinese   Russian  
Articles 23 Mar 2015
IBM Business Analytics Proven Practices: Configure Microsoft Internet Information Services 7.x for IBM Cognos 10
How to set up IBM Cognos 10 with Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.x. This document applies to IIS 7.x installed on a Windows 2008 Server (GA or R2) and all versions of IBM Cognos 10 Business Intelligence and/or Enterprise Planning. The only gateway implementations covered in this document are ISAPI and CGI as those are the only ones supported by IIS.
Also available in: Chinese   Russian  
Articles 16 Apr 2015
IBM Business Analytics Proven Practices: Best Practices for Using IMS Data in IBM Cognos BI Reports
IBM Cognos BI v10.2 offers a data connection type for direct connections to IMS databases. This article describes best practices for configuring the IBM Cognos BI server, preparing the target IMS system for reporting applications and creating reports.
Also available in: Portuguese   Spanish  
Articles 03 Oct 2012
IBM Business Analytics Proven Practices: Configure Cube Designer for accessing an SSL enabled BI Gateway
An explanation of the steps required to configure IBM Cognos BI Cube Designer for accessing a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) enabled Cognos BI Gateway.
Also available in: Russian  
Articles 05 Jun 2014
IBM Business Analytics Proven Practices: Configuring a SSAS HTTP XMLA Data Source Connection for use with IBM Cognos 10 BI
An outline of the steps required to setup a SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) Extensible Markup Language for Analysis data source connection for use with the IBM Cognos Dynamic Query Mode.
Also available in: Russian  
Articles 13 Feb 2014
IBM Business Analytics Proven Practices: Dynamic Cubes Hardware Sizing Recommendations for IBM Cognos 10.2.1
Determine the minimum hardware requirements to provide a reasonable level of query performance and product stability from IBM Cognos Dynamic Cubes.
Articles 23 Oct 2013
IBM Business Analytics Proven Practices: Dynamic Cubes Hardware Sizing Recommendations for IBM Cognos 10.2.1 FP1
This document discusses some of the sizing variables involved with Dynamic Cubes and provides some high level estimates to help guide the user in selecting the proper resources for their environment. This document is intended for Cognos BI 10.2.1 FP1 and 10.2.1.1 IF3.
Also available in: Russian  
Articles 24 Jun 2014
IBM Business Analytics Proven Practices: How to Implement a Corporate-Wide Reporting Style Using IBM Cognos BI
Many companies would like to implement their own corporate style guide across all of their reports and dashboards, truly engaging their users. This can be a huge undertaking, especially when you have many existing reports and/or intend to create many more new reports. What is the best way to approach this task? The traditional method is to modify each report one by one via the Properties pane in Report Studio. This document will describe multiple alternatives, providing advice on how to approach this problem more efficiently and effectively.
Also available in: Russian  
Articles 06 Mar 2015
IBM Business Analytics Proven Practices: IBM Cognos 10 Audit Extension
A IBM Cognos 10 SDK application that provides additional auditing, including Role Auditing, for IBM Cognos 10 BI. The version of the application is 1.1.03 and it will work with IBM Cognos 10 BI versions 10.1 and up.
Also available in: Portuguese  
Articles 09 Dec 2014
IBM Business Analytics Proven Practices: IBM Cognos 8 Tips and Techniques on Teradata
A set of tips and techniques when deploying IBM Cognos 8 with Teradata as a data source.
Also available in: Chinese   Russian   Spanish  
Articles 13 May 2010
IBM Business Analytics Proven Practices: IBM Cognos BI - Freezing Headers in Report Studio Crosstabs and Lists
This document describes how to achieve freezing on Crosstab and List row or column headers in IBM Cognos Report Studio using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).
Articles 11 Dec 2012
IBM Business Analytics Proven Practices: IBM Cognos BI Dispatcher Routing Explained
A short document to explain the main concepts of IBM Cognos Dispatchers when routing requests.
Also available in: Chinese   Russian   Spanish  
Articles 31 Jan 2014
IBM Business Analytics Proven Practices: IBM Cognos Dynamic Cube Advanced Logging Settings
This document covers the tracing capabilities for Dynamic Cube. It covers how to set the logging, and all the options for logging in the file as well as a brief description of each event group and when to use them.
Also available in: Spanish  
Articles 21 Aug 2013
IBM Business Analytics Proven Practices: IBM Cognos Insight - Installation and Configuration
This document is intended to augment existing IBM Cognos Insight install and configuration documentation and will discuss and describe server and client installations and configurations.
Also available in: Russian  
Articles 04 Apr 2013
IBM Business Analytics Proven Practices: Images in IBM Cognos BI Reports and Analyses
This document replaces the outdated "Resolution of Images" by providing updated information, additional detail and troubleshooting techniques for issues regarding images not showing up in supported report output formats.
Also available in: Russian  
Articles 31 Jan 2014
IBM Business Analytics Proven Practices: Working with IBM Cognos 10 Enhanced Search Permissions and Capabilities
This document describes how you can get more out of Cognos Search by working with enhanced search.
Articles 21 Nov 2012
IBM Cognos 8 - XML as a Data Source
IBM Cognos provides many types of data sources to connect to for reporting including XML. This document will illustrate techniques for connecting to XML data sources with IBM Cognos 8.
Articles 28 May 2012
IBM Cognos Planning and BI Backup and Recovery Guide (Updated)
This document will provide guidance on implementing a backup and recovery policy for IBM Cognos Planning version 8.4.
Articles 01 Jan 2009
IBM Cognos Proven Practices: Enabling Kerberos SSO in IBM Cognos Express on Windows Server 2008
This document describes and demonstrates the basic steps that are required in order to enable Integrated Sign On (or Single Sign On) with Active Directory in IBM Cognos Express using the Microsoft IIS 7 Web server on Windows Server 2008.
Also available in: Chinese  
Articles 02 Mar 2011
IBM Cognos Proven Practices: Installing & Configuring IBM Cognos Controller 8.5 Server
Guidelines to installing and configuring IBM Cognos Controller 8.5.
Also available in: Chinese   Spanish  
Articles 19 Aug 2010
IBM Cognos Proven Practices - System Management Methodology for IBM Cognos 10: Installation
This is part of a group of documents and examples commonly referred to as the System Management Methodology (SMM). The SMM provides information and techniques as examples of how an administrator uses the standard features of IBM Cognos Administration along with IBM Cognos Business Intelligence functionality in order to increase their own productivity and pro-actively manage IBM Cognos BI applications, users, and servers.
Also available in: Portuguese  
Articles 03 Dec 2014
IBM Cognos Proven Practices - System Management Methodology for IBM Cognos 10: Overview
This is part of a group of documents and examples commonly referred to as the System Management Methodology (SMM). The SMM provides information and techniques as examples of how an administrator uses the standard features of IBM Cognos Administration along with IBM Cognos Business Intelligence functionality in order to increase their own productivity and pro-actively manage IBM Cognos BI applications, users, and servers.
Articles 03 Dec 2014
IBM Cognos Proven Practices - System Management Methodology for IBM Cognos 10: Setting Thresholds
This is part of a group of documents and examples commonly referred to as the System Management Methodology (SMM). The SMM provides information and techniques as examples of how an administrator uses the standard features of IBM Cognos Administration along with IBM Cognos Business Intelligence functionality in order to increase their own productivity and pro-actively manage IBM Cognos BI applications, users, and servers.
Also available in: Portuguese  
Articles 03 Dec 2014
IBM Cognos Proven Practices - System Management Methodology for IBM Cognos 10: System Metrics
This is part of a group of documents and examples commonly referred to as the System Management Methodology (SMM). The SMM provides information and techniques as examples of how an administrator uses the standard features of IBM Cognos Administration along with IBM Cognos Business Intelligence functionality in order to increase their own productivity and pro-actively manage IBM Cognos BI applications, users, and servers.
Articles 03 Dec 2014
IBM Cognos Proven Practices: Create Custom Palettes in IBM Cognos 10 Report Studio
How to add custom palettes into the Report Studio palette dialog.
Articles 22 Jun 2011
IBM Cognos Proven Practices: Customising the IBM Cognos 8.4.x UI
This document provides some tips and techniques when creating a custom style (or "skin") in IBM Cognos 8.4.x.
Also available in: Chinese   Spanish  
Articles 09 Aug 2010
IBM Cognos Proven Practices: Displaying Breadcrumbs in IBM Cognos 10 Analysis Studio Report Output
How to set up the feature ‘Display the hierarchical information for crosstabs and charts in the report output’ (Breadcrumbs) within IBM Cognos Analysis Studio.
Also available in: Chinese  
Articles 01 Feb 2011
IBM Cognos Proven Practices: Durable Models Best Practice for OEMs using IBM Cognos BI
This document expands on the exiting Durable Models document and explains a process that can be followed in 8.4.1 to create durable models.
Also available in: Chinese  
Articles 11 Aug 2011
IBM Cognos Proven Practices: Enabling Browsing for Images in IBM Cognos Express Report Studio
The goal of this document is to outline the different ways in which the WebDAV HTTP extension can be enabled for use with the “Browsing for Images” feature in IBM Cognos Express Report Studio.
Also available in: Chinese  
Articles 08 Dec 2011
IBM Cognos Proven Practices: Enhanced Search Options in IBM Cognos 10 BI
The purpose of this document is to provide an overview/best practice on how consumers of IBM Cognos Business Intelligence (BI) can optimally search for content (reports, metrics, analysis, data) using IBM Cognos Enhanced Search.
Also available in: Chinese   Russian  
Articles 24 May 2012
IBM Cognos Proven Practices: Enterprise Planning - User Lockdown in DB2
This document describes methods to limit database permission in DB2 for IBM Cognos Planning 8.
Also available in: Chinese  
Articles 25 Nov 2010
IBM Cognos Proven Practices: IBM Cognos 10 32 Bit Versus 64 Bit Guideline
This document contrasts the 32 and 64 bit install packages available for IBM Cognos 10.1 and IBM Cognos 10.1.1 in order to provide high level guidance to be able to answer the question: "Should I use the 32 or 64 bit IBM Cognos Business Intelligence (BI) install?"
Also available in: Chinese  
Articles 18 Oct 2011
IBM Cognos Proven Practices: IBM Cognos 10 Dynamic Query Analyzer User Guide
A description of the various features available within IBM Cognos Dynamic Query Analyzer (DQA) that can be used for debugging and optimizing the performance of IBM Cognos Dynamic Query mode enabled IBM Cognos 10 reports.
Also available in: Chinese  
Articles 20 Jul 2011
IBM Cognos Proven Practices: IBM Cognos 8 Content Store Back up and Clean up
Learn how to back up and restore the Content Store as a Cognos deployment. Also, learn the steps required to run the database clean up scripts for the Cognos Content store supported databases.
Also available in: Chinese   Spanish  
Articles 28 May 2010
IBM Cognos Proven Practices: IBM Cognos 8 Query Studio Global Customizations
In this article, we will explore how the default data modes, default filter dialogs and default templates can be applied globally for all IBM Cognos Query Studio users.
Also available in: Chinese  
Articles 18 Nov 2010
IBM Cognos Proven Practices: IBM Cognos BI – Deploy Content Between Environments
This document is intended to provide guidelines around developing business intelligence content and deploying it from one environment to another. For example, deploy content from a Development environment to a Quality Assurance (QA) environment, and then to a Production environment.
Also available in: Chinese  
Articles 19 Jul 2011
IBM Cognos Proven Practices: IBM Cognos BI – XML as a Data Source
IBM Cognos provides the ability to connect to many types of data sources for reporting, including XML. This document will illustrate techniques for connecting to XML data sources with IBM Cognos BI.
Also available in: Russian  
Articles 28 May 2012
IBM Cognos Proven Practices: IBM Cognos Enhanced Search Proven Practice
A best practice for configuring Enhanced Search services, as well as creating and maintaining your search index.
Also available in: Chinese  
Articles 02 May 2011
IBM Cognos Proven Practices: IBM Cookbook for IBM Cognos 10 for use with SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse™
This document is intended to provide a single point of reference for techniques and product behaviours when dealing with SAP® NetWeaver® Business Warehouse® (SAP BW) as a data source in IBM Cognos 10.
Also available in: Chinese  
Articles 07 Jan 2011
IBM Cognos Proven Practices: Rounding in IBM Cognos Planning
This document provides an explanation of how IBM Cognos Planning performs rounding calculations. Information on floating-point calculations is also provided.
Also available in: Chinese  
Articles 14 Dec 2010
IBM Cognos Proven Practices: Setting up an Unattended Install of IBM Cognos Virtual View Manager
An outline of the steps required for an unattended silent installation of IBM Cognos Virtual View Manager (VVM).
Articles 28 Sep 2011
IBM Cognos Proven Practices: Troubleshooting IBM Cognos 8 Virtual View Manager Installations(Checklist)
A checklist to troubleshoot IBM Cognos 8 Virtual View Manager (VVM) installation problems.
Also available in: Chinese   Spanish  
Articles 28 May 2010
IBM Cognos Proven Practices: Troubleshooting the IBM Cognos Planning Contributor Rich Client
This document provides techniques to troubleshoot the installation of the Planning Rich Client.
Also available in: Chinese   Spanish  
Articles 15 Sep 2010
IBM Cognos Proven Practices: Using IBM Cognos 10 Virtual View Manager for Federated Queries
An overview of the IBM Cognos Virtual View Manager semijoin functionality and how it affects the federated queries.
Also available in: Russian  
Articles 30 May 2011
IBM Cognos Proven Practices: Using Netezza as an IBM Cognos 10 Data Source
This document provides the information required in order to use Netezza as a data source for IBM Cognos 10 for both Compatible and Dynamic Query modes.
Articles 17 Jun 2011
Logging Console and Monitoring
This document describes how to use the Cognos Logging Console.
Articles 13 Aug 2010
Managing Fonts
Where to find TrueType fonts on UNIX, how to install additional fonts, and how to expose them to the IBM Cognos products. Also covers the special-case of rendering data as a Barcode.
Articles 01 Jan 2009
Resolution of images in Cognos 8 and ReportNet
How Cognos 8 and ReportNet resolve images embedded in reports.
Articles 01 Jan 2009
SAP Cookbook For IBM Cognos 8 BI
This document is intended to provide a single point of reference for techniques and product behaviours when dealing with SAP BW and SAP ECC as data sources in IBM Cognos 8 BI.  UPDATED
Articles 13 Oct 2010
Saving Report Output to the Server File System
This document was created to provide a single point of instructions to successfully enable the “saving report output to the file system” feature in IBM Cognos 8.
Articles 27 Nov 2009
Setting Up a Microsoft SQL Server JDBC Connection within IBM Cognos Vitrual View Manager
This document outlines the steps required to setup a Microsoft SQL Server Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) connection within IBM Cognos Virtual View Manager.
Articles 12 Aug 2009
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