Configuring Cognos Controller Embedded Report Library

The IBM Cognos Controller Embedded Report Library supports viewing of the Cognos Controller predefined reports without the requirement for Cognos Analytics to be installed.

Before you begin

In the Cognos Controller installation wizard, you must select the Controller Reports component.


  1. Open C:\Program Files\IBM\cognos\ccr_64\ControllerProxyServe\Web.config and verify that it contains the following line. If it isn't there, then add it:
    <add key="ccrReports" value="http://[servername]:9082/fcm.reports/report" />
  2. Browse to the folder C:\Program Files\ibm\cognos\ccr_64\fcmweb\wlp\etc\
  3. Edit the file server.env:
    1. Add the following line:
      JAVA_HOME=C:/Program Files/IBM/cognos/ccr_64/fcmweb/jre
      Tip: This is the default JAVA_HOME location.
    2. Save the change.
  4. Open Windows Service Control Manager, find the IBM Cognos Controller Reports service, and start it.
  5. Verify that you can view reports using the Embedded Report Library:
    1. In Cognos Controller, click Maintain - Rights - Reports.
    2. Select the option Single User and then select the user ID ADM.
    3. Click Preview.
    The report opens in your Controller window.