Scheduling an entry

You schedule an entry, such as a report, report view, or a notebook, to run it later or at a recurring date and time.

About this task

Only one schedule can be associated with each entry. If you require multiple schedules for a report, you can create report views, and then create a schedule for each view.

You can schedule entries individually, or use jobs to schedule multiple entries at once. Jobs have their own schedules independent from the individual entries schedules. For more information, see Creating a job to schedule multiple entries.

To schedule an entry, you need the permissions that are required to run the entry. For example, to schedule a report or report view, you must have read, write, execute, and traverse permissions for it. To schedule a child report view, you must have execute permissions for the parent report. You also need the required access permissions for any data sources that the entry relies on.

The scheduling options that are available to you depend on your permissions for the Scheduling capability.

For more information, see the IBM Cognos Analytics Managing Guide.


  1. Click the entry context menu Vertical actions menu icon, and then click Properties.
  2. In the Properties pane, click the Schedule tab, and then click New.
  3. In the Create schedule pane, specify the schedule options.
  4. To access additional scheduling options, click Classic View. Specify your options, and click OK. When you return to the previous view, click Create.

    The schedule entry appears in the Create schedule page.

What to do next

After you create a schedule, the entry or job runs at the time and date specified. You can then view the schedules and manage them. For more information, see My schedules and subscriptions.

If you no longer need a schedule, you can delete it. You can also disable schedules without losing any of the scheduling details. The schedules can be enabled later.