How to change the logo and heading in Cognos Connection

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Problem(Abstract)

How do you change the logo and heading in Cognos Connection?

Resolving the problem

Steps:1. Make a copy of the original system.xml file in the ...\templates\ps\portal folder.

2. Edit the <!-- Custom OEM headers --> section in the system.xml file.

The following code snippet sets the logo to cognos_sm.gif and the heading to 'my place'. The gif file must be in the ../skins/corporate/branding folder

<!-- Custom OEM headers -->
<param name="OEM">
<!--


Specify custom Cognos Connection / Cognos Viewer left side header here in the form of XHTML snippets. Custom headers can be style-specific.
Example:

-->
<customHeader showContext="true" contextDelimiter=" - ">
<style styleFolderName="corporate">
<table style="background-color:#ffffff">
<tr>
<td><img src=http://iss-webprodappint.cognos.com:80/portalad/gateway/gateway.asp?GID=1382&CID=488&URL=http%3A%2F%2Fiss%2Dwebprodappint%2Ecognos%2Ecom%3A80%2Fkb%2Ddev%2F%22%2E%2E%2Fskins%2Fcorporate%2Fbranding%2Fcognos%5Fsm%2Egif%22%2F%26gt%3B%26lt%3B%2Ftd%26gt%3B%3Cbr%3E <td class="headerTitle" style="padding-right:2px;white-space:nowrap"> my place </td>
</tr>
</table>
</style>

</customHeader>

</param>

To have a transparent background, remove style="background-color:#ffffff" from the table style underneath the foldername line. You will also need to have a transparent-background logo for this to work (.gif, etc.). This also works in 10.2.1 & 10.2.

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More support for:

Cognos 8 Business Intelligence
Cognos Connection

Software version:

8.3, 8.4, 8.4.1, 10.1, 10.1.1

Operating system(s):

Windows

Reference #:

1370589

Modified date:

2013-08-09

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