How to determine the Service Pack of the Cognos Business Intelligence product installed

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Question

How to tell which service pack of Cognos 8 of Cognos 10 is installed.

Answer

Use the cmplst.txt and the table below to map the build number to full list of installed components. The cmplst.txt file can be found on any server with a full or part install of Cognos 8 / 10.
Build Service Pack

Cognos 8.2
8.2.43.128 - RTM
8.2.44.8 - SP1
8.2.45.7 - SP2
8.2.46.6 - SP3

Cognos 8.3
8.3.81.20 - RTM
8.3.82.11 - SP1
8.3.83.6 - SP2
8.3.84.7 - SP3
8.3.85.2 - FP4
8.3.86.6 - FP5

Cognos 8.4
8.4.18.27 - FCS
8.4.27.78 - GA
8.4.28.15 - FP1
8.4.29.13 - FP2

Cognos 8.4.1
8.4.102.18 - 8.4.1 GA
8.4.103.16 - 8.4.1 FP1
8.4.104.13 - 8.4.1 FP2
8.4.105.14 - 8.4.1 FP3
8.4.106.12 - 8.4.1 FP4
8.4.107.18 - 8.4.1 FP5

IBM Cognos 10.1
10.1.4707.544 - 10.1 GA
10.1.4801.29 - 10.1 FP1

IBM Cognos 10.1.1
10.1.6235.152 - 10.1.1 RP1
10.1.6301.14 - 10.1.1 FP1
10.1.6303.12 - 10.1.1 FP2
10.1.6304.10 - 10.1.1 FP3

IBM Cognos 10.2
10.2.1003.159 - 10.2
10.2.1101.19 - 10.2 FP1

IBM Cognos 10.2.1
10.2.5000.275 - 10.2.1
10.2.5001.156 - 10.2.1 FP1
10.2.5002.78 - 10.2.1 FP2

Steps:

  1. Within the Cognos 8 (or Cognos 10) install folder, look for a file called cmplst.txt. The default installation location is c:\program files\cognos\<c8 or c10>
  2. Within this file look for [Product Update Information]. If this section is missing or blank then you have the RTM, first release installed

If the section is populated, reference the table above to determine the service pack installed.

If you do not have access to the component list file (cmplst.txt):
  1. Hit Ctrl-F3 within Cognos Configuration to bring up a Properties menu
  2. On the Installed Components tab, the build numbers will also be displayed

Related information

TN 1338694 - How to find the build and version of the C
C8 BI 8.2 product documentation - Ref:7014542
C8 BI 8.3 product documentation
C8 v4 BI information center

Historical Number

1041560

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More support for:

Cognos Business Intelligence
Install and Config

Software version:

8.3, 8.4, 8.4.1, 10.1, 10.1.1, 10.2, 10.2.1

Operating system(s):

AIX, HP Itanium, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #:

1343355

Modified date:

2014-02-27

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