Testing the installation of IBM Cognos Cube Designer

You can test the installation of the IBM® Cognos® Cube Designer by verifying that the shortcut appears on the Start menu and it can be accessed from Framework Manager, if Framework Manager is installed.


  1. To test the installation from the Start menu, from the Windows Start menu, click Programs > IBM Cognos Cube Designer > IBM Cognos Cube Designer.
  2. To test the installation from Framework Manager:
    1. Launch the Framework Manager software.
    2. From the Welcome page, choose to open a project or create one.
      • To open an existing project, click Open a project, browse to locate the project folder, select the .cpf file, and click Open.
      • To create a project, click Create a new project.
    3. From the Tools menu, click Run IBM Cognos Cube Designer.


You can test Dynamic Cubes with your IBM Cognos Analytics application server by modeling a simple cube (one dimension, one hierarchy, and one measure), publishing it to a data source, and deploying it to a server. For more information, see the IBM Cognos Dynamic Cubes User Guide.