Monday, 25 May 2015


Sometimes we may need to add tool-tip for a Column in a List report. Though it is not possible to achieve this using Cognos list properties, we can achieve this using a simple JS script.

Just place two html items before and after the column header

HTML item 1:

<span title='Tool Tip '>

HTML item 2:


Tuesday, 11 November 2014


Most of the clients do not want to use the default port number 80 to use due to some security concerns. We can change the port 80 to desire number in Cognos. Here are the steps:

Cognos Configuration :
  1.  Open Cognos configuration.
      2.   Edit gateway URI and Controller URI for gateway , replace port no. 80 with 8081.

Configure the IIS to use port 8081 :

1.      On the Windows desktop, click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.
2.      In Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager, in the Connections pane, expand the computer name, expand Sites, and then click Default Web Site.

       3.      In the Actions pane, under Edit Site, click Bindings.

4.      In the Site Bindings dialog box, click the http entry, and then click Edit.
      5.      In the Edit Site Binding dialog box, in Port, type 8081, and then click OK.

7.      In the Site Bindings dialog box, click Close.

8.      In the Actions pane, under Manage Web Site, click Stop, and then click Start.




Thursday, 30 October 2014

Cognos: Auto Refresh Dashboard

Recently I developed a Cognos dashboard which gets refreshed after fixed time interval automatically. This can be achieved easly by using a simple script. Here are the steps:

-Insert a HTML item with below script

    <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="60">

-Select the query and set the "Use Local Cache" property to "No".
-Go to Cognos Connection
-Click report property and set the default action to "Run the Report" under Report tab.
-Run the report. You will see the report get refreshed after each 1 minute interval.