Publish the package

You can change the name and location of the package with your external data to help you differentiate between data packages.


  1. If you want to rename the package that will be published or change the location where it is published, do the following:
    • In the Manage external data dialog, under Package name, click the ellipsis button.
    • Type a new name for the package and select the location where to save it.
    • Click Save.
  2. Click Publish.


IBM® Cognos® Analytics imports your external data into a new package. A namespace with the data items from your external file appears in the data tree in the Source tab source tab.

You can now create reports with your external data.