Uploading content

You can transfer content between the on-premises and cloud environments, or between the cloud non-production and production environments. You can also upload custom content, such as images, from a local environment to the server.

Some examples of Cognos® Analytics content are data source drivers, images, deployments, and PowerCubes.

When the STTP connection to Cognos Analytics is created, the upload directories are automatically created in the SFTP client. You can upload content into each directory separately, or compress all content into one .zip file, and upload this file into the dropbox directory.


  1. In your SFTP client, open the connection to the Cognos Analytics on Cloud instance.
  2. Locate the content for upload in your local environment, and select the upload directory in the target environment to which to transfer the content.