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PI05608: Cognos for Microsoft Office documentation is misleading with regards to required rights within Business Intelligence

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APAR status

  • Closed as fixed if next.

Error description

  • The documentation explains that the user is required to have
    Express Author Rights or Report Administrator Rights for full
    Cognos for Microsoft Office (CfMO) functionality.
    http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/cbi/v10r2m0/topic/com.ibm.swg.
    ba.cognos.ig_cxc.10.1.1.doc/t_ig_coc_testcognos8officeproduct.ht
    ml
     "Before you begin, for full access to IBM Cognos for Microsoft
    Office, you should be a member of the Express Authors or Report
    Administrators role in IBM Cognos BI. An administrator must
    configure these privileges using IBM Cognos Administration."  As
    IBM Cognos for Microsoft Office (CfMO) is sold under the
    Consumer Role which does not include usage rights for Express
    Author or for Report Administrator roles this is confusing.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * All Users                                                    *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * See error description                                        *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * Upgrade to IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2 Refresh     *
    * Pack 2                                                       *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI05608

  • Reported component name

    COG FOR MS OFFI

  • Reported component ID

    5724W12GO

  • Reported release

    A20

  • Status

    CLOSED FIN

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2013-11-06

  • Closed date

    2014-11-22

  • Last modified date

    2014-11-27

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Fix information

Applicable component levels

  • RA22 PSN

       UP



Document information

More support for: Cognos for Microsoft Office
Cognos for Microsoft Office

Software version: 10.2

Reference #: PI05608

Modified date: 27 November 2014