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Sample Javascript errors in Cognos 11 reports



This document describes a possible solution for a report with sample Javascript custom controls that fails when run via the gateway. The report runs fine when accessed via the dispatcher.


Report with Sample custom controls fails with error:
Error :
/samples/javascript/AutoRefresh/AutoRefresh.js", _G8J: null, _3RC: "Failed to load module.

Resolving The Problem

When using gateway with name alias such as http://webserver:80/ibmcognos/bi/ then you need to use fully qualified domain name for webserver in the module path instead of using sample/javascript/defaultdateJavaScript.js


The module path is the one specified when creating the a custom control in a report as seen here:


For example of module path:

You need to enter the fully qualified domain name and the path in the Module Path when creating a Custom Control in a report.


The JS file has to be placed in webcontent/bi/samples folder, C:\Program Files\ibm\cognos\analytics\webcontent\bi\samples\javascript\defaultdataJavaScript.js


The module path is case sensitive so make sure the path in the Module Path is spelled the same way as the original path.

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Modified date:
13 May 2024