User clicks "Transfer - External Data - Import from Framework Manager". User selects/chooses import specification. User clicks 'Run'.
There is a delay (during which the message "Importing external data" is visable at the bottom-left corner). After some time (for example 135 seconds in one real-life case) an error appears.
Field does not exist in the Framework Manager model.
Event Viewer (Application log) on Controller application server:
Warning ... VBRUNTIME ... Event ID: 1
The VB Application identified by the event source logged this Application FrDImportBT: Thread...
... Error No=-2147221315, Source=DIengine:ReportError#clsDIengine.AdjustFieldInfo#clsDIengine.InitImport, Description=PERIOD, HelpFile=HelpContext=0
There are several possible causes for the same screen message.
- TIP: For more examples, see separate IBM Technote #1470842.
This Technote specifically relates to the scenario where the cause is a code production (reference APAR PM70221) problem in Controller.
Cognos BI (Report Server) configured to use standard (non-anonymous) authentication.
- In other words, inside "Cognos Configuration" the value of "Allow Anonymous Access" is set to "False".
Resolving the problem
Upgrade to Controller 10.1.1 FP1 (10.1.1671) or later.
- Method #1
NOTE: Be aware that this will affect your security design.
- Method #2 (Recommended)
NOTE: This has not been 100% tested by IBM R&D and therefore there may be unforseen consequences of using this. Therefore, please contact IBM Support for advice before using this method.