Changing the location of temporary report output

When users run interactive reports, the report output is stored in Content Manager or in a temporary session cache in the local report file system. You can change the location of the temporary session cache to a remote computer such as a shared directory on a Microsoft Windows based system or a common mounted directory on a UNIX or Linux® based system.

By default, the location of the temporary session cache on the report file system is install_location/temp/session. The session directory is created by the report server when the first request from a user session is received.


  1. Start IBM® Cognos® Configuration on the computers where Application Tier Components are installed.
  2. In the Explorer window, click Environment.
  3. In the Properties window, click the value for Temporary files location, and then click the edit icon Actions icon.
  4. In the Select Folder dialog box, use the Save in box to locate the computer and directory, and then click Select.
  5. From the File menu, click Save.

    When a user runs an interactive report session, the temporary report output is now stored in the new location.