Express 10.1 Documentation Describes Products and Features That are Not Supported

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Problem(Abstract)

Express 10.1 includes several key components from other Cognos products. However, Express does not include every feature of these Cognos products, even though they may be described in the documentation.

Resolving the problem

Features of other IBM Cognos products that are unsupported in Express 10.1

Express 10.1 includes several key components from other Cognos products. However, Express does not include every feature of these Cognos products, even though they may be described in the documentation.

Express® bundles several features and components that are used in the following IBM® Cognos® products:

  • IBM Cognos Business Intelligence version 10.1.1
  • IBM Cognos TM1® version 10.1
  • IBM Cognos Executive Viewer version 10.1
  • IBM Cognos Insight version 10.1

Some IBM Cognos product features and components are intentionally excluded from Express because they are not appropriate for the medium-sized companies that typically use Express.

Important: The Express documentation includes some information that applies to other Cognos products but not to Express.

The following tables identify other IBM Cognos product components and features that are not supported in Express 10.1.


Table 1. Cognos BI 10.1 features that are not supported in Express 10.1

Cognos BI 10.1.1 component or feature
Supported in Express
Restrictions
Metric Reports No  
Metric Designer No  
Metric Studio No  
Lifecycle Manager Application No  
Lifecycle Manager Client No  
Event Studio No  
Analysis Studio No  
Real Time Monitoring - Dashboard No  
Real Time Monitoring - Workbench No  
Business Insight Partially Search is not available in the Content tab
Statistics (Report Studio add-on)  No  
Mobile Partially Support for iPad only
Cognos for MS Office No  
Cognos Analysis for MS Excel (Cafe) No  
PowerPlay Studio No  
PowerPlay Client No  
Data Manager Engine No  
Data Manager Network No  
Data Manager Designer No  
Data Movement Services No  
Connector for SAP R/3 No  
Access to Linus on System Z SW No  
SDK No  
Search Component No  
Dynamic Query Analyzer Partially Not bundled – available on request
Framework Manager Partially Component specific limitations apply
Transformer No  
Virtual View Manager No  
Cognos Connection Partially No full text search; no My Inbox; no My Watch Items
Human Task Services No  
Business Viewpoint No  
Content Store Partially Informix only (bundled)


Table 2. TM1 10.1 features that are not supported in Express 10.1

TM1 10.1 component or feature
Supported in Express
Restrictions
TM1 Server Partially Single instance (bundled) - additional instances published through Cognos Insight allowed; CAM security (mode 5) only; no replication
Architect Partially No local server
Turbo-Integrator Partially No connection to SAP, package connector
Perspectives (Add-in for MS Excel) Partially No local server
Operations Console No  


Table 3. Executive Viewer 10.1 features that are not supported in Express 10.1
Executive Viewer 10.1 component or feature
Supported in Express
Restrictions
Server Partially ICAS (TM1) connectivity only; CAM security only; Content Store repository only; no Process Distribution


Table 4. Cognos Insight 10.1 features that are not supported in Express 10.1
Cognos Insight 10.1 component or feature
Supported in Express
Restrictions
Cognos Insight Partially Entitlement restrictions


Table 5. Support level of miscellaneous features in Express 10.1
Feature
Supported in Express
Restrictions
Deployment Yes Windows only; single machine only; no interoperability or co-existence with TM1, BI or other Express deployments
Application server Yes Tomcat only (bundled)
Number of CPUs Yes Maximum 32
Number of users Yes Maximum 100
RDBMS support Yes DB2, Informix, Oracle, SQL Server and Sybase only
OLAP support Yes ICAS (TM1) only
Security Provider Yes Windows Active Directory only

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Document information


More support for:

Cognos Express

Software version:

10.1

Operating system(s):

Windows, Windows 2003 server

Reference #:

1608037

Modified date:

2013-08-15

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