Parameterized URL`s - IBM Cognos User Group

Report
Stephanie Jesperson
Denver Water Department
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Leverage your organization’s current
investment in Cognos.
◦ Minimize purchase and licensing costs
◦ Develop & deliver single versions of the truth
◦ Hiring additional developers for Source Apps may
not be needed
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Enhance the user experience. Provide a single
point of entry to either a specific report, its
output or a focused list of applicable reports.
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http://UATCOG02/cognos8/cgibin/cognos.cgi?b_action=xts.run&m=portal/launch
.xts&ui.tool=CognosViewer&ui.action=run&ui.obje
ct=/content/package[@name='eVoucher
Data']/report[@name='eWOR - Work Order Request
Snapshot']&ui.action=run&p_WONum=W98107&p_
Pid=1234&run.prompt=false
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Base URL:
◦ http://UATCOG02/cognos8/cgibin/cognos.cgi?b_action=xts.run&m=portal/launch.xts
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Name of the Cognos Tool to be Opened:
◦ &ui.tool=CognosViewer&ui.action=run&
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Search path to the Object (See Report Properties):
◦ ui.object=/content/package[@name='eVoucher
Data']/report[@name='eWOR - Work Order Request Snapshot']
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Action to take with this Object:
◦ &ui.action=run
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Define Parameters and Prompt Answers:
◦ &p_WONum=W98107&p_Pid=1234
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Define if the Prompt Page Should Appear:
◦ &run.prompt=false
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Launch Report in a New Window
◦ launch.openJSStudioInFrame
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Remove any combination of Cognos Default
Headers, Menus and Toolbars
◦ &ui=h1h2h3h4
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Define what page should be displayed when
the user closes the report or if the back
button is used.
◦ ui.backURL=http://<server-name>/cognos8/
Original URL
URL Includes H1,H2, H3 & H4 parameters
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IBM Support Links:
◦ Tech Doc:
http://download.boulder.ibm.com/ibmdl/pub/soft
ware/dw/dm/cognos/reporting/scripting_techniqu
es/using_urls_in_cognos_8.pdf
◦ Multimedia Video:
http://www01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg213411
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