Downloading and configuring the extended samples

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

Prior to version 11.1.x, the Cognos Analytics Samples was a separate installation from Cognos Analytics Server. Now the required files are downloaded from the IBM Business Analytics Community

After setting up the samples, you can use them to learn how to use IBM® Cognos® Analytics software.

IBM Cognos Analytics 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 Analytics must be installed, configured, and running and then the IBM Cognos Analytics Samples must be installed.