Creating extended applications using IBM Cognos Portal Services

IBM® Cognos® Extended Applications is a toolkit of Java server page (JSP) tags that you use to present IBM Cognos data within your corporate portal. This toolkit is part of IBM Cognos Portal Services (CPS), which is installed with the IBM Cognos Software Development Kit.

After you create your extended applications, you register them in the applications index and then deploy the IBM Cognos Extended Applications portlet to your portal. In addition to the .jar files required to run an IBM Cognos Software Development Kit application, the IBM Cognos Extended Applications portlet must be deployed with the following files:

  • The Java standard tag library (JSTL) files jstl.jar and standard.jar. By default, these files are installed in the installation_location/wlpdropins/samples.war/WEB-INF/lib directory.

  • The CPS tag library file cps-sdk-jsptags.jar. By default, this file is installed in the installation_location/wlpdropins/samples.war/WEB-INF/lib directory.

  • The CPS tag library descriptor file cps.tld. By default, this file is installed in the installation_location/wlpdropins/samples.war/WEB-INF/tld directory.

For a list of supported portal environments, see the IBM Cognos Analytics Supported Software Environments (http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27037784).

Note: This document uses the generic term "portlet" to describe any application that is presented in a portal. In SAP Enterprise Portal, porlets are named iViews. In Microsoft® SharePoint Portal Server, portlets are named Web Parts.

IBM Cognos Extended Applications includes samples to help you learn to create your own extended applications. For more information about the sample extended applications, see IBM Cognos Extended Applications Samples.

To create extended applications, you must be familiar with JSP tags and the IBM Cognos Software Development Kit.