Unable to navigate in Active Report using Data Iterator

Technote (troubleshooting)


Active Report that uses a Data Iterator does not allow the user to navigate each Data Items in the Data Deck.


User expecting to see a Dot for each Data Item but only one Dot is shown when run and viewed in Cognos Viewer.


Data Iterator object is located within the Data Deck object.

Resolving the problem

The layout of the report had the Data Iterator object in a table that was located within the Data Decks drop area intended for data containers such as Lists, Crosstabs or Charts.

To resolve the issue ensure that the Data Iterator is not located in the Data Deck object.

Related information

IBM Cognos Active Report 10.2 Cookbook

Document information

More support for:

Cognos Business Intelligence
Report Studio

Software version:

10.1.1, 10.2, 10.2.1

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Software edition:

All Editions

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