Step 1

Install Cognos components. This will take a lot and I recommend to restart the computer between every three components or so, in order to clear the cache, or whatever it is that it makes it run slower.

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Step 2
Download OracleXEUniv.exe from Oracle site and install it. Create a new user “cognos” with any password (I chose "cognos" as well) and grant all privileges to it. (NOTE - Character Set of the Database should be UNICODE)

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Step 3
Locate ojdbc14.jar in oraclexe\app\oracle\product0.2.0\server\jdbc\lib and copy it to cognos\c8\webapps\p2pd\WEB-INF\lib If classes12.jar exists in this folder, delete it or rename it.

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Step 4

1. Download Apache 2.2 webserver free from Apache Webserver Project page and install it. 2. Locate the file 'httpd.conf' in the <Apache webserver installation folder>\Conf and add the
following text at the bottom: # cognos Include conf/extra/cognos8.conf Create the file conf/extras/cognos8.conf with the following contents: # # Cognos 8 # ScriptAlias /cognos8/cgi-bin "C:/Program Files/Cognos/c8/cgi-bin" <Directory "C:/Program Files/Cognos/c8/cgi-bin"> AllowOverride None Options None Order Allow,Deny Allow from All </Directory> Alias /cognos8 "C:/Program Files/Cognos/c8/webcontent" <Directory "C:/Program Files/Cognos/c8/webcontent"> Options None AllowOverride None Order Allow,Deny Allow from All </Directory> <Directory "C:/Program Files/Cognos/c8/documentation"> Options None AllowOverride None Order Allow,Deny

password “cognos”.0. 7. You can close Cognos Configuration now. 2.0.1/cognos8 or http://localhost/cognos8. User “cognos”. 5. To start the services manually you have to (in this order): 1.bat net start "Oracle" net start "Cognos 8" net start "Apache2" If you don't want to keep all these services running when you have finished your work then create a Windows batch command file to stop the services when you have finished: stop_cognos. of type Oracle. as the service will continue to run in the background. 3. [edit] Step 6 Test that Cognos Connection is working by calling the link http://127. Delete whatever it is under Content Manager and create a new item called “Content Store”. Edit the user and password by clicking the pen that appears when selecting the field. Start Cognos Configuration. 6. 4.Allow from All </Directory> Replace c: with d: or whatever drive letter you installed the Cognos software to. Right click on Content Store and Test. Start Cognos Configuration and click the play button 3. I strongly advise to right click on the Apache icon in the tray bar and select “Open Services”.bat net stop "Apach2" net stop "Cognos 8" net stop "Oracle" . Click “Start Database” from Oracle start menu 2. Otherwise all these services will attempt to start automatically on Windows startup and this takes a lot of time. From this window. Start the Apache service from the tray icon If you want to start the services manually rather than allowing then to start automatically at system restart then create a Windows batch command file to start Cognos as follows: start_cognos. If all’s right click the green play button to start the service. Oracle and Apache services to start manually instead of automatically. Restart the Apache service. Service name is “XE”. set all the Cognos. [edit] Step 5 1.

You may want to clear up some of the Cognos server logs as part of your startup/shutdown processing. Make sure to grant them all the privileges. 2. In Cognos Connection select Cognos Administration and then Configuration. Open Framework Manager. Select “Oracle” for type and click Next.cpf .dmp full=y log=log.if you are using Cgonso 8. 4. 7. Do the same for project C:\Program Files\cognos\c8\webcontent\samples\Models\ great_outdoors_warehouse\great_outdoors_warehouse. Save and exit. [edit] Step 9 1.0. 9. Also modify the Interface (under Type) to “OR” instead of “OL”. Enter “gosales” for user ID and the same for password. Expand Data Sources and for each data source check that the “Content Manager Datasource” and “Schema” have the same value (gosales. Repeat the steps for gosalesdw. Select User ID and Password checkboxes. 5.txt imp gosalesmr/gosalesmr@xe file = GOSALESMR.).txt [edit] Step 8 1.dmp full=y log=log. just add the line to your startup or shutdown scripts. In case of failure restart the Oracle database. 4. Save your changes to the project file. 3. 8. 8. Under this folder run the following commands: (Atcommand prompt not at sqlplus command window) imp gosales/gosales@xe file = GOSALES. gosalesdw. In case of failure restart the Oracle database.1:80 in Cognos Configuration gateway URI. If you get an error during opening try replacing localhost:80 with 127. 6. Create five users in OracleXE called gosales. and the rest. If all goes well click Finish.gz files. The password should be the same as the user id. You should now import the samples. gosaleshr. Test each Data Source.txt imp gosalesrt/gosalesrt@xe file = GOSALESRT. Type “xe” for connection string (small caps needed).. NB .dmp full=y log=log.dmp full=y log=log. 3. Type “gosales” for name and click Next. Go to cognos\c8\webcontent\samples\datasources\oracle and extract the . 4.…). Test the connection. Open project C:\Program Files\cognos\c8\webcontent\samples\Models\ great_outdoors_sales\ great_outdoors_sales. 5.cpf 3. erase /f /q "C:\Program Files\Cognos\c8\logs\*. 10. gosalesdw.dmp full=y log=log. Click the “New Data Source” button.0. Expand Packages and publish each package (right click -> publish packages.txt imp gosaleshr/gosaleshr@xe file = GOSALESHR. gosalesmr and gosalesrt. Ignore the errors.*" Don't forget that Apache also has its own log files that can grow quite large and you may want to clear these out quite frequently.txt imp gosalesdw/gosalesdw@xe file = GOSALESDW.4 then you should change the name to "IBM Cognos 8" [edit] Step 7 1. 7. 2. 2. 6.

Next again. Cognos_Samples should appear in the list. Select Next. 2. then Next again. Select Next. 5.[edit] Step 10 1. select the checkbox to the left of the Cognos_Samples package. . On the ‘Select the Public Folders Content’ page. Copy Cognos_Samples. Open Cognos Connection and select Cognos Administration -> Configuration -> Content Administration. 3. then Import Now. [edit] Step 11 You should be able to see the sample database folders under local folders in Cognos Connection.zip from c8\webcontent\samples\content to c8\deployment. 4. Click New Import icon. 6.