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BMT-IMP-0002 Failed to execute metadata request insufficientcapabilities"



User is unable to perform one or more of the following tasks:
  1. Run Metadata Wizard.
  2. Import new metadata.
  3. Modify Query Mode to Dynamic Query Mode for an existing package in Framework Manager project.
  4. Validate a package.


User receives one of the following error messages:
  1. BMT-IMP-0002 Failed to execute metadata request insufficient capabilities
  2. BMT-IMP-0002 Failed to execute metadata request. insufficient Capabilities DPR-ERR-2082 An error has occurred. Please contact your administrator. The complete error has been logged by CAF with SecureErrorID...
  3.  BMT-IMP-0002 Execution of task for metadata failed. Insufficient Capabilities...


The user does not have the required "Import relational metadata" capability.

Diagnosing The Problem

Have the user sign on to IBM Cognos and click on the head-and-shoulders icon on the top right of the Cognos portal page.
Click  My Preferences >  Personal > Advanced > My Capabilities - View details.  Check to see if the user has  the  Import relational metadata capability.

Resolving The Problem

Grant user the required "Import relational metadata" capability.
  1. In Cognos Connection choose menu 'Launch > IBM Cognos Administration'.
  2. Select tab Security
  3. Select Capabilities on the left side.
  4. Click Actions > Set Properties beside Import relational metadata.
  5. Select the 'Permissions' tab.
  6. Add the required user, group or role to the capability granting them Read, Execute and Traverse permissions.
  7. Save the changes.
  8. Have the user sign off and sign on again to pick up the changes.

Related information

Importing relational metadata to Framework Manager

Document information

More support for: Cognos Business Intelligence

Component: Framework Manager

Software version: 10.1.1, 10.2, 10.2.1, 10.2.2

Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #: 1624136

Modified date: 11 January 2019