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How to find the build and version of the Cognos ReportNet or Cognos 8 installed



How to determine the version of IBM Cognos ReportNet or Cognos 8/10 from the build number

Resolving The Problem

There are several methods to determine the build or version

of ReportNet or Cognos 8 / 10 that is currently installed:

Option #1:

Go to the appropriate install location, e.g. install drive\Program Files\Cognos\crn directory or install drive\Program Files\Cognos\c8 or c10

There you will find the cmplst.txt (component list) which indicates the components installed and their current versions. Look for the [Product Update Information] section which will indicate hotsite builds if installed. If this second section is blank, the topmost section [Product

Information] contains the correct version

Option #2:

Use the link appending your Cognos Gateway server name with:


Note that there are two restrictions: you must have system admin rights, and the CAF

(Cognos Application Firewall) needs to be disabled.

The build number indicates the MR (Maintenance Release) version, as per the following table:

IBM Cognos ReportNet

Build 1.1.316.16 is MR1

Build 1.1.413.8 is MR2

Build 1.1.510.0 is MR3

Build 1.1.610 is MR4

IBM Cognos 8 BI 8.1 is MR1 is MR2

IBM Cognos 8 BI 8.2 is the initial release

8.2.44 is SP1

8.2.45 is SP2

8.2.46 is SP3

IBM Cognos 8 BI 8.3 is the initial RTM

8.3.82 is SP1

8.3.83 is SP2

8.3.84 is SP3

8.3.85 is FP4

8.3.86 is FP5

IBM Cognos 8 BI 8.4 is the RTM or GA is FP1 is FP2

IBM Cognos 8 BI 8.4.1 GA FP1 FP2 FP3 FP4

IBM Cognos 10.1

10.1.4707.544-0 GA
10.1.4801.29-0 FP1

IBM Cognos 10.1.1
10.1.6235.144-0 GA
10.1.6301.14-0 FP1
10.1.6303.12-0 FP2
10.1.6304.10-0 FP3

Cognos 10.2
10.2.1003.151-0 GA
10.2.1101.19-0 FP1

Cognos 10.2.1
10.2.5000.275-0 GA
10.2.5001.156-0 FP1
10.2.5001.1516-0 FP1 IF3
10.2.5002.78-0 FP2
10.2.5003.113-0 FP3
10.2.5004.54-0 FP4
10.2.5005.78-0 FP5
10.2.5006.79-0 FP6
10.2.5007.30-0 FP7
10.2.5008.28-0 FP8
10.2.5009.33-0 FP9
10.2.5010.46-0 FP10

Cognos 10.2.2
10.2.6100.235-0 GA
10.2.6101-79-0 FP1
10.2.6102.54-0 FP2
10.2.6103.26-0 FP3
10.2.6104.43-0 FP4
10.2.6105.50 FP5

IBM Cognos EP Builds


8.2Hotsite/Updater Kit 1
8.2 Hotsite/ Updater Kit 2
8.2 Hotsite / Updater Kit 3

8.3 Hotsite
8.3 Hotsite
8.3 Hotsite
8.3 SP1
8.3 Hotsite

8.4 Hotsite
8.4 FP1

If you do not have access to the component list file (cmplst.txt):
1. Hit Ctrl-F3 within Cognos Configuration to bring up a Properties menu
2. On the Installed Components tab, the build numbers will also be displayed

On each machine you have installed a CRN or C8 component, (i.e. Dispatcher, Gateway, Content Manager or Framework Manager) you will find this file in the CRN or Cognos 8 installation folder.

The cmplst.txt will give you the build number for each component installed on that machine. You will find this under the [Product Information] heading.

If there is a hotsite version of a component installed you will see this indicated under the [Product Update Information] section.

If you have installed a hotsite you can check the history.txt as well and this will give you a list of build numbers and fixes that hotsite includes.

You can also view other products installed on the machine under the [Third Party] section. Here you can find useful information like the version of Java, SOAP and Tomcat.

Related Information

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Historical Number


Document Information

Modified date:
15 June 2018