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Utilites

We can offer installation, training and support on a variety of Cognos utilites, some of which are listed below.

BSP Mail Plus provides a mechanism in which IBM Cognos Administrators can have more control over content being emailed from Schedules, Jobs and Cognos Viewer.

Using BSP Mail Plus, the IBM Cognos Administrator can define a policy ranging from loose to strict for password protection of email attachments sent from within IBM Cognos. In its most lenient mode, BSP Mail Plus offers the ability to password protect attachments. In its most strict mode, BSP Mail Plus will require that users password protect on their attachments. This policy is enforced by removing any unencrypted attachments. BSP Mail Plus can also be used to completely disable the email attachment feature in IBM Cognos.

BSP Mail Plus provides support to:

  • Append a legal disclaimer to email messages.
  • Compress attached reports into a zip archive.
  • Reject and strip attached reports from email messages.
  • Password protect reports that are attached to an email.

Content Emailer is a special purpose utility for producing a list of all users that have received a report or are scheduled to receive a report. The results are generated as an XML, HTML or CSV document.

Prerequisites:

  • Windows 2000 or higher (XP, 2003, etc.)
  • Microsoft .NET 2.0, which is freely available from Microsoft if you do not already have it as part of any current software application installed on your machine
  • Proper Windows user permissions to install software
  • Cognos 8.0 and higher

The Content Extractor enables users to extract archived content from scheduled reports that are stored in the Content Store database out to a specified file system location. The content is automatically renamed to reflect the name in IBM Cognos Connection, with the run date / time stamp appended.

Securely Extract Stored Archives (PDF, XLS, HTML, XML, etc.) from Content Store to local file system
Command Line Capable to Enable Extraction on a Scheduled Basis
Content is Renamed to Reflect Names in IBM Cognos Connection
Prerequisites:

Windows 2000 or higher (XP, 2003, etc.)
Microsoft .NET 2.0, which is freely available from Microsoft if you do not already have it as part of any current software application installed on your machine
Proper Windows user permissions to install software
Cognos ReportNet 1.1 MR3 and higher or Cognos 8.0 and higher

Content Extractor for Microsoft SharePoint Portal
Leverage the power of the Microsoft SharePoint Portal to access IBM Cognos content throughout the organization.

Microsoft SharePoint allows organizations to facilitate collaboration, provide content management features, implement business processes, and supply access to information that is essential to organizational goals and processes. The portal provides an integrated location where employees can efficiently collaborate with team members, find organizational resources, search for experts and corporate information, manage content and workflow, and leverage business insight to make better-informed decisions.

The Content Extractor for Microsoft SharePoint combines the capabilities of the Microsoft SharePoint Portal with the power of IBM Cognos BI. IBM Cognos archived content from previously run or scheduled reports that are stored in the Content Store database is synchronized to the desired location in your SharePoint Portal. The content is automatically renamed to reflect the name in IBM Cognos Connection, with the run date / time stamp appended.

The Content Sync utility is similar to Content Extractor, however it was specifically designed to be used as part of a workflow process. This utility enables a user to extract specific archived content from a scheduled report stored in the Content Store database out to a specified file system location.

Securely Extract Stored Archives (PDF, XLS, HTML, XML, etc.) from Content Store to local file system
Command Line driven to integrate in a workflow process
Ability to transform csv outputs to a different format (e.g. tab delimited)
Invoke a secondary batch file or executable to process the downloaded file (e.g. FTP script, Database Import)
Prerequisites:

Windows 2000 or higher (XP, 2003, etc.)
Microsoft .NET 2.0, which is freely available from Microsoft if you do not already have it as part of any current software application installed on your machine
Proper Windows user permissions to install software
Cognos 8.0 and higher

The Report Search utility produces a list of all reports that match a user-defined search criteria. For example, Report Search can be used to find all reports that use a specific filter or data item. The results are generated as an XML, HTML or CSV document.

The Scheduled Email Extractor enables users to extract vital information on all scheduled reports run with an output set to email. The content is saved in a spreadsheet.

The results of the extraction include:

  • Content Store Id
  • Date / Time Run
  • Name
  • SearchPath
  • Output Formats
  • Email To, CC, BCC

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