Installing the IBM Cognos Samples

7. Create Data Source Connections for PowerCubes Samples

To install the pre-run IBM Cognos PowerCubes, locate the PowerCube files and place them on a location that is accessible from your IBM Cognos environment. If you installed the samples by default this will be \\ibmcognosinstallpath\webcontent\samples\datasources\cubes\PowerCubes\EN\.

  • Log onto your Cognos environment with admin capabilities and go to IBM Cognos Administration.

IBM Cogos 10.2 Samples PowerCubes Data Source Connections

  • Select the tab “Data Source Connections” and click the “New Data Source” button.
  • As name enter “sales_and_marketing” and click next.

IBM Cogos 10.2 Samples New data source connection sales_and_marketing

  • In the specify the connection screen select “IBM Cognos PowerCube” as type and click next.

IBM Cogos 10.2 Samples  IBM Cognos PowerCube

  • In the “Windows location” text box type the path to the PowerCube. This will be something like “\\installationpath\webcontent\samples\datasources\cubes\PowerCubes\EN\sales_and_marketing.mdc”

IBM Cogos 10.2 Samples  PowerCube Connection String

  • Test the connection.

IBM Cogos 10.2 Samples  PowerCube Test the Connection

IBM Cogos 10.2 Samples  PowerCube Test the Connection

  • Finish the wizard.
  • You should now see a new Data Source Connection in IBM Cognos Administration.

 IBM Cogos 10.2 Samples  PowerCube Data Source Connections

  • Repeat the above steps for :
    • employee_expenses
    • go_accessories
    • go_americas
    • go_asia_pacific
    • great_outdoors_sales_en

 IBM Cogos 10.2 Samples  PowerCube Data Source Connections

That should do it.

All Parts:

1. Installing the Cognos Samples installation package
2. Restore Go Sales and Go Sales Data Warehouse databases
3. Create data source connections for the samples databases
4. Running the Dynamic Cube Samples
5. Installing the TM1 Samples
6. Create Data Source Connections for TM1
7. Create Data Source Connections for PowerCubes Samples
8. Installing the IBM Cognos Content Store Samples

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