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Importing Metadata: BMT-MD-6001 Connection to the data source failed

Technote (troubleshooting)


Importing Metadata from a Planning Contributor fails with an error message. Data Source test is succesfull in Cognos Connection.


BMT-MD-6001 Connection to the data source failed because a valid connection string was not specified.

Resolving the problem

To be able to import Planning - Contributor metadata in Framework Manager, Series 7 (Access Manager) security has to be defined in Cognos Connection and Data source has to use it. .LAE files cannot be used as Cognos does not support it as a Series 7 security, so it must be imported into a directory server prior setup.

  1. Set up Access Manager security. Import .LAE into a Directory Server if necessary.
  2. Define Series 7 security in Cognos Connection, pointing to a Directory Server above.
  3. Create the Data Source using Series 7 as a "External namespace".
  4. Login to Series 7 namespace.
  5. Run Metadata Wizard to import metadata.

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Document information

More support for: Cognos Business Intelligence
Framework Manager

Software version: 10.2, 10.2.1, 10.2.2

Operating system(s): Windows

Software edition: Edition Independent

Reference #: 1341957

Modified date: 19 July 2017

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