Save Report Prompt Values in a new View

Environment:

Cognos 10.2.0, Oracle 11g

Focus:

Create Report view from Cognos viewer with the selected prompt values

How to:

1) Set Parameter in Advanced Server Property:

Launch Cognos Administration and go to Dispatcher and Services and click the Dispatcher:

Cognos 10 Administration Dispatcher
Cognos 10 Administration Dispatcher

2) Go to the properties of the BatchReportService (later you have to do the same for the ReportService)

Cognos 10 Batch Report Service
Cognos 10 Batch Report Service

3) Go to the Settings Tab and there edit the Advanced Settings:

Cognos 10 Administration Advanced Settings
Cognos 10 Administration Advanced Settings

4) Check the Override the settings aquired from the parent entry if it appears

Cognos Administration Override Settings
Cognos Administration Override Settings

5) Use the first free row

Cognos Administration  Parameter: RSVP.PARAMETERS.REPORTVIEW Value: CURRENT
Cognos Administration
Parameter: RSVP.PARAMETERS.REPORTVIEW
Value: CURRENT

6) Repeat the same steps for the ReportService (Steps 3-5)

7) Go to a report, run it and select some prompt values and then click Finish

Report View Prompt Values
Report View Prompt Values

8) Now Select Save as Report View:

Report View save as
Report View save as

9) Rename the Report View and save it in the right place (e.g. public Folder) and click OK

Report View save as II
Report View save as II

10) Go to the saved Report View in Cognos Connection and click on the properties:

Cognos Connection Report View Properties
Cognos Connection Report View Properties

11) Go to the Report View Tab and you will see the saved Prompt Values, you have selected

Saved Prompt Values
Saved Prompt Values

12) Note: You have to make these settings to all available Dispatchers for one time.

Have much fun with this hidden, usefull Cognos Feature 🙂

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