Setting up the samples

To set up the samples, you must perform several setup tasks, such as restoring the samples databases and creating data source connections.

After setting up the samples, you can use them to learn how to use IBM® Cognos® software, including Framework Manager, Metric Studio, Metric Designer, Event Studio, IBM Cognos Workspace and IBM Cognos Mobile.

IBM Cognos BI provides sample databases that contain sales, marketing, and financial information for a fictional company named the Sample Outdoors Company that sells sporting equipment.

Before you can use the sample databases, IBM Cognos BI must be installed, configured, and running and then the IBM Cognos BI Samples must be installed. To use the modeling tool, you should install the components Framework Manager, Metric Designer, Transformer and Dynamic Cubes.