The following tip is taken from a new Proven Practices document entitled, IBM Cognos Insight - Installation and Configuration. The document covers server and client installations and configurations for IBM Cognos Insight and can be found here in its entirety.
You can configure IBM Cognos Insight to communicate with IBM Cognos BI, IBM Cognos TM1, IBM Cognos Express, and IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint.
The IBM Cognos BI configuration is used to share a workspace as a CDD file in Cognos Connection or to publish Cognos Insight workspaces as Cognos BI workspaces or reports. To share a workspace, you require write permission to the location in Cognos Connection you wish to share the file. To publish a workspace or reports in Cognos Connection, you require administrator privileges on the Cognos BI server.
The IBM Cognos TM1 configuration is used to publish a Cognos Insight workspace as an application to the Cognos TM1 Applications portal, and to connect to a Cognos TM1 Server to author a new workspace or update an existing one or import data from a Cognos TM1 Cube View. All require administrator privileges on the Cognos TM1 server.
Note: There are two considerations when publishing to a Cognos TM1 server.
By default, only 10 Cognos Insight published servers can be running at once. If that is exceeded, Cognos Insight throws an error and a setting on the Cognos TM1 server needs to be changed. Refer to the tech note titled for Publishing multiple Cognos Insight workspaces fails for more information (http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21590313).
Publishing to a multi-tiered Cognos TM1 environment requires manual steps on the Cognos TM1 server. See the tech note titled Cognos Insight workspace cannot be published directly to a multi-tier Cognos TM1 installation (http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21599439) for more information
The Cognos Business Viewpoint configuration is used to transfer in hierarchies from Cognos Business Viewpoint which become available as dimensions in Cognos Insight. When a Cognos Business Viewpoint server is configured in Cognos Insight, a Transfer In option becomes available under the Get Data menu.
These configurations are implemented in My Preferences under the Actions menu.
In the My Preferences dialog, you can configure one or more of each server type. The following shows the syntax format for each server type followed by an example.
For Cognos BI: http://<server name>/<vdir name>/cgi-bin/<cognos.cgi> or http://<server name>/<vdir name>//cgi-bin/<cognosisapi.dll>
For Cognos TM1: http://<server name>:<port number>/pmpsvc/services
For Cognos Business Viewpoint: http://<server name>:<port number>/bv
Here's a screenshot that shows the My Preferences dialog with server URIs under the System column and their associated server type under the Type column.
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