Submitted by Rhonda Jeshi, Business Analytics Software Engineer
The IBM Cognos BI Content Manager Browser Diagnostic Tool provides detailed information for all objects and properties in the Content Manager database.
The tool allows you to:
- Analyze objects, parent child relationship between objects, inheritance level, properties and their values
- Search for Objects
- View an expandable tree of your Content Manager objects and properties
Simply download and unzip the file IBMCognosBI_CMBrowser.zip from this page and then double click the IBMCognosBI_CMBrowser.exe file.
Basic Functionality and Screen shots of the tool
Setting your preferences
Expand each tree item to view the child objects of the selected tree item.
To change the view of properties for objects, click the Properties View icon.
Viewing the Property Values
If the value setting is too large to view completely under the Value column, you can: resize the window, pane or column; hover over the value for a pop-up; view the entry in Notepad.
Hover over the value for a popup
View in Notepad.
To search for objects, click the Search Tool icon.
The Search Results pane displays the number of matches found; and each object that matches the search string.
View the properties for a selected object by selecting an object and clicking the Expand Selection button.
The Object Treeview expands to the selected object. If the view is in Property Overview mode (only summary properties are in view), toggle to the Property Detail view by clicking the Properties View icon.
This action can be repeated for each Object in the Search Results list. Each object is expanded in the Object Treeview.
The Clear Results button clears all of the entries in the Search Results pane. The Expand Selection button is then disabled.
To view the IBM Cognos Content Manager Browser Diagnostic Tool PDF document, click the Help icon.