IBM Cognos Fix Packs

Fix Packs are an important part of your maintenance strategy of your IBM Cognos solution and are available to all supported customers.

What is a Fix Pack?

Fix Packs are an important part of your maintenance strategy of your IBM Cognos solution and are available to all supported customers.

A Fix Pack is a product update that contains a cumulative collection of code fixes that have been made since the last release of the product. These code fixes may be a result of several interim fixes as well as other code fixes identified to be important to our customers. Unlike individual interim fixes, a Fix Pack will undergo a regression testing cycle to validate the quality and integrity of the combined set of fixes. It is important to note that interim fixes are not made available to all customers because they receive limited testing focused on the original problem that was reported. As a result, there are clear benefits for you to take advantage of a Fix Pack as a means to maintain your solution.

What Do I Need To Know Before Installing a Fix Pack?

Administrators need to take into account several things when deciding to install a Fix Pack:

Review the Fix List for each Fix Pack (see below).

Fix packs within a release are always cumulative; for example, 8.4.0 FP2 includes all the fixes from 8.4.0 FP1. Fix Packs are language independent.

Due to timing, you may have received an interim fix that was not included in the latest Fix Pack before it entered regression testing. Please verify that all of the interim fixes that you are dependent on are included in a Fix Pack before installing it.

How do I obtain a Fix Pack?

Fix packs are available through Fix Central at http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral under the Cognos product group.

We strongly recommend that you plan to upgrade to the latest available Fix Pack as preventative maintenance to help you safely avoid known problems. Below is the target release schedule for upcoming Cognos Fix Packs to help you prepare and plan for your upgrade. Please check this schedule on a regular basis as we will update it with new planned Fix Packs on an ongoing basis.

While we make best efforts to release Fix Packs according to the originally posted date, this schedule is subject to change.

Cognos Fix Pack Release Schedule
Product Target Release Date
Cognos Business Viewpoint 10.1.1 FP2 July - September 2014
Cognos Business Intelligence for z/OS 10.2.1 FP3 July - September 2014
Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2.1 FP4 July - September 2014
Cognos Controller 10.2 FP1 July - September 2014
Cognos Disclosure Management 10.2.3 FP1 July - September 2014
Cognos Financial Statement Reporting 6.6.1 FP3 July - September 2014
Cognos TM1 10.2.2 FP1 September - December 2014
Cognos Business Intelligence 10.1.1 FP4 September - December 2014
Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2.1 FP5 September - December 2014
Cognos Planning 10.1.1 FP4 September - December 2014

 

Clarity 7 Fix Lists
Fix Pack Release Date
Clarity 7 Version 7.2.1 FP2 September 28, 2011
Cognos Analysis for Microsoft Excel Fix Lists
Fix Pack Release Date
Cognos Analysis for Microsoft Excel 10.2 FP1 December 24, 2013
Cognos Analysis for Microsoft Excel 10.1.1 FP1 August 13, 2012
Cognos Analysis for Microsoft Excel 10.1 FP1 April 28, 2011
Cognos Analytic Applications Fix Lists
Fix Pack Release Date
Cognos Analytic Applications 10.1 FP1 September 28, 2011
Cognos Business Intelligence Fix Lists
Fix Pack Release Date
Cognos BI 10.2.1 FP3 June 20, 2014
Cognos BI 10.2 FP3 April 30, 2014
Cognos BI 10.2 FP2 March 31, 2014
Cognos BI 10.2.1 FP2 January 31, 2014
Cognos BI 10.1.1 FP3 December 13, 2013
Cognos BI 10.2 FP1 September 23, 2013
Cognos BI 10.2.1 FP1 September 10, 2013
Cognos BI 10.1.1 FP2 March 28, 2013
Cognos BI 10.1 IF1 October 11, 2012
Cognos BI 10.1.1 FP1
(includes Cognos Statistics fix list)
July 23, 2012
Cognos BI 10.1 FP1
(includes Cognos for Microsoft Office and Cognos BI Metrics Server fix lists)
May 12, 2011
Cognos Business Viewpoint Fix Lists
Fix Pack Release Date
Cognos Business Viewpoint 10.1 FP1 December 13, 2010
Cognos 8 Business Viewpoint 8.4.1 FP1 May 14, 2010
Cognos 8 Business Viewpoint 8.4 FP1 April 8, 2009
Cognos Command Center Fix Lists
Fix Pack Release Date
Cognos Command Center 10.2 FP1 May 13, 2014
Cognos Controller Fix Lists
Fix Pack Release Date
Cognos Controller 10.1.1 FP3 September 30, 2013
Cognos Controller 10.1.1 FP2 May 9, 2013
Cognos Controller 10.1.1 FP1 November 19, 2012
Cognos Controller 10.1 IF2 October 13, 2011
Cognos 8 Controller 8.5.1 FP1 September 28, 2012
Cognos 8 Controller 8.5 FP1 March 5, 2010
Cognos 8 Controller 8.4 FP1 June 19, 2009
Cognos Disclosure Management Fix Lists
Fix Pack Release Date
Cognos Disclosure Management 10.2.1 FP1 August 21, 2013
Cognos Executive Viewer Fix Lists
Fix Pack Release Date
Cognos Executive Viewer 9.5 FP1 September 27, 2011
Cognos Express Fix Lists
Fix Pack Release Date
Cognos Express 10.2.1 FP1 April 11, 2014
Cognos Express 10.1 FP1 December 3, 2012
Cognos Express 9.0 FP1 May 14, 2010
Cognos Finance Fix Lists
Fix Pack Release Date
Cognos Finance 7.5 FP1 April 3, 2012
Cognos Financial Statement Reporting Fix Lists
Fix Pack Release Date
Cognos Financial Statement Reporting 6.6.1 FP2 June 28, 2013
Cognos Insight Fix Lists
Fix Pack Release Date
Cognos Insight 10.2.1 FP2 June 27, 2014
Cognos Insight 10.2.1 FP1 December 24, 2013
Cognos Insight 10.2 FP1 March 7, 2013
Cognos Integration Server Fix Lists
Fix Pack Release Date
Cognos Integration Server 10.2 FP1 July 9, 2014
Cognos Mobile Fix Lists
Fix Pack Release Date
Cognos Mobile 10.2.1 FP4 May 2, 2014
Cognos Mobile 10.2.1 FP3 December 18, 2013
Cognos Mobile 10.2.1 FP2 October 30, 2013
Cognos Mobile 10.2 FP2 April 2, 2013
Cognos Mobile 10.2 FP1 December 3, 2012
Cognos Mobile 10.1.1 FP3 February 28, 2012
Cognos Mobile 10.1.1 FP1 November 14, 2011
Cognos Mobile 10.1 FP1 April 29, 2011
Cognos Now! Fix Lists
Fix Pack Release Date
Cognos Now! for OEM 4.5.2 FP2 December 10, 2009
Cognos Now! for OEM 4.5.2 FP1 June 15, 2009
Cognos Planning Fix Lists
Fix Pack Release Date
Cognos Planning 10.1.1 FP3 December 24, 2013
Cognos Planning 10.1.1 FP2 October 4, 2012
Cognos Planning 10.1.1 FP1 April 20, 2012
Cognos Series 7 Fix Lists
Fix Pack Release Date
Cognos Series 7 Version 5 FP2 March 28, 2013
Cognos Series 7 Version 5 FP1 March 9, 2012
Cognos TM1 Fix Lists
Fix Pack Release Date
Cognos TM1 10.2 FP2 June 27, 2014
Cognos TM1 10.2 FP1 December 24, 2013
Cognos TM1 10.1.1 FP2 November 2, 2013
Cognos TM1 10.1.1 FP1 March 13, 2013
Cognos TM1 10.1 FP1 March 30, 2012
Cognos TM1 9.5.2 FP3 December 14, 2012
Cognos TM1 9.5.2 FP2 March 30, 2012
Cognos TM1 9.5.2 FP1 October 3, 2011