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Project Name : DHL–GEMA

Document Name : Installing Cognos8

Version : Cognos8.1.1

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Installing cognos standalone and configure with IIS server

➢ Create user cogrep/cogrep in oracle10g.

➢ create user cogrep identified by cogrep;
➢ grant create session to cogrep;(optional)
➢ grant connect, resource to cogrep;

1. Install business Intelligence Server. From :D\cognos_installables\c8bisrvr_win32_8.1.209.25_ml\win32\

2. Click on issetup.exe and install.

Configure the cogstartup.xml

1.Navigate to path
C:\Program Files\cognos\c8\configuration\cogstartup.xml

2.Search for “Content Store”, make changes as shown below:

1. <crn:instance name="Content Store" class="Microsoft">

<crn:instance name="Content Store-bi-projectsrv:1521:bidwh" class="Oracle">

Note : bidwh is the servicename of content Store.

2. <crn:value xsi:type="cfg:hostPort">localhost:1433</crn:value>

<crn:value xsi:type="cfg:hostPort">bi-projectsrv:1521</crn:value>

3. <username>sa</username>


4. <crn:parameter name="name">
<crn:value xsi:type="xsd:string">cm</crn:value>

<crn:parameter name="servicename">
<crn:value xsi:type="xsd:string">bidwh</crn:value>

• Copy C:\oracle\ora92\jdbc\lib\classes12.jar file to C:\Program Files\cognos\c8\webapps\p2pd\WEB-

Note: Please copy this classess12.jar file from Oracle server machine to cognos path.

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• Point the JRE to C:\Program Files\cognos\c8\bin\jre folder in Environmental settings(Path &

• Goto C:\Program Files\cognos\c8\bin\cogconfig.bat and add classes12.jar file into the path.

• Navigate to Start > Programs > Cognos 8 > Cognos Cofiguration

• Run the test. And start the services either from Cognos Configuration or from Services.

Install Cognos Bimodel

Run the issetup.exe from D:\cognos_installables\c8bimodel_win32_8.1.209.25_ml\win32

For IISserver :

1.Goto Control panel->Add/Remove program-> Add/Remove program window component and check the IIS
and install.
2.Goto Control panel->Administrative Tool-> Internet Server Manager-> Goto web default server and create
virtual directory

A. Virtual directory name it cognos8 and point it to

\program files\cognos\webcontent (give read and write rights)

B.Create a virtual directory cgi-bin under cognos8 directory and point it to \program files\cognos\cgi-
bin (give it exec rights)

Optional-->C. create a virtual directory help under the cognos8 directory and point it to \program
files\cognos\webcontent\document( give read and write rights)

Note:- Check the cognos configuration->Environment->gateway URI and create the virtual directory with
the same name.


For Apache server :

Add the following entries in the D:\Apache\conf\httpd.conf

ScriptAlias /cognos8/cgi-bin/ "c:/Program Files/cognos/c8/cgi-bin/"

ScriptAlias /cognos8/cgi-bin "c:/Program Files/cognos/c8/cgi-bin"

<Directory "c:/Program Files/cognos/c8/cgi-bin">

Options ExecCGI Indexes FollowSymlinks
AllowOverride None
Order allow,deny
Allow from all

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Alias /cognos8/help/ "c:/Program Files/cognos/c8/webcontent/documentation/"
<Directory "c:/Program Files/cognos/c8/webcontent/documentation/">
Options Indexes FollowSymlinks
AllowOverride None
Order allow,deny
Allow from all

Alias /cognos8/ "c:/Program Files/cognos/c8/webcontent/"

Alias /cognos8 "c:/Program Files/cognos/c8/webcontent"
<Directory "c:/Program Files/cognos/c8/webcontent">
Options Indexes FollowSymlinks
AllowOverride None
Order allow,deny
Allow from all

<Directory "c:/Program Files/cognos/c8/cgi-bin">

Options ExecCGI Indexes FollowSymlinks
AllowOverride None
Order allow,deny
Allow from all
AuthName "Cognos"
AuthType Basic
#AuthBasicProvider Cognos-ldap
#require valid-user

• Start the Apache.

• Type the URL http://localhost/cognos 8
• Cognos window should appear.

Report Generation

• Create two tables as shown below in the “cogrep” user.

SQL> create table student (studentNo int primary key, studentName varchar2(20));

SQL> create table studentDetails (studentNo int, studentAdd1 varchar2 (20), constraint foreign_1 foreign key
(studentNo) references student (studentNo));

• Create a data source from Control Panel > Administrative Tools>Data Sources (ODBC)

• Select “Wind” as TNS Service Name.

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• Click on Test Connection,.

• Provide Username and Password(Cogrep/cogrep)

• Go to Programs>Cognos8>Frame Work Manager

• Click on create a new project, give name of the project and location, click on OK.

• Select the language.

select date sources, click next

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• click on New.

Click on next, enter the name for data source, click on next

Select the type as shown below.

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Give the data source name (which was given in administrative tools)

Give username and password (cogrep/cogrep)

Test the connection.

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Click on Test

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Test the connection. If the test is successful, click on close.

Click on finish

Select the newly created data source., click next

Expand the cogtest user and tables, select the newly created tables which contains data.

Click on next
Uncheck the use primary and foreign keys checkbox as shown below.

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Click on Import

Click on Finish

Frame Work Manager with Newly created project appears as shown below

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Select the newly created data source. Select Edit Governors from Tasks.

Select the radio button to allow cross product joins as shown below.
click ok.
Right click package and create a new package as shown below.
Give the name of the package.
Click on next, below page appears, click on next

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Click on next, below page appears, click on next

select Oracle for Available function sets

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click Finish.

Click yes.

Publish wizard appears to select the package., click next.

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Click publish.

Click on finish.

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Log on to http://localhost/Cognos 8

Click on Report Studio

Select the package.(When more than one package is there)

Click on create new report or template

Click on any one of the option available, click on ok.

Click on Query Explorer

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