Importing the base samples

Easy Install of IBM® Cognos® Analytics installs and imports the base samples for you. If you didn't use Easy Install to install Cognos Analytics, then you must import the base samples from the installation location.

Procedure

  1. Locate the deployment archive for the base samples in the installation location: cognos_analytics_server_install_location\samples\deployment\samples_current
  2. Copy the deployment file into your deployment folder: cognos_analytics_server_install_location\deployment
  3. Go to Manage > Administration console and open IBM Cognos Administration.
  4. On the Configuration tab, click Content Administration.
  5. On the toolbar, click the New Import icon New import icon.
  6. Select Samples_for_Install_11_x_x in the first step of the New Import wizard and complete the remaining steps of the wizard using the defaults.

Results

After you import the base samples, you'll see the following folders in Team content in your Cognos environment:

Version 11.1.0 - 11.1.4 Version 11.1.5 +
Team Content > Calendars Team Content > Calendars
Team Content > Get Started Team Content > Samples
Team Content > Samples Team Content > Templates
Team Content > Templates Team Content > The Weather Company, an IBM Business
The base samples supporting files are installed to the cognos_analytics_server_install_location\samples folder. This folder contains several sub-folders that contain the samples and associated data from where you import them in to Cognos Analytics.
data
This folder contains the source files for the data included in the Samples_for_Install.zip deployment.
deployment
This folder contains the Samples_for_Install.zip deployment. This file is also installed in the deployment folder for the Cognos Analytics server installation.
embedded_content
This folder contains the authentication sample with embedded content. For instructions on how to use this sample, see the topic on sharing and embedding Cognos Analytics content in the IBM Cognos Analytics Getting Started User Guide.
extensions
This folder contains the customization extension samples. For instructions on how to use these samples, see the customization samples topic in the IBM Cognos Analytics Managing User Guide.
JavaScript
This folder contains the JavaScript samples. For instructions on how to use the samples, see the PDF file included in the folder.
themes
This folder contains the customization theme samples. For instructions on how to use these samples, see the customization samples topic in the IBM Cognos Analytics Managing User Guide.