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When a user who is not a member of System Administrator logs on to IBM Cognos Connection and then goes to My Preferences --> Personal Tab to check the assigned capabilities, the following error is generated under "Capabilities".

Unexpected exception while executing the xml pipeline process 'render'
PF-COM-6203 The complete error has been logged by CAF with SecureErrorID....

Original Error: com.cognos.portal.xml.pipeline.PipelineException:
Unexpected exception while executing the xml pipeline process 'render'
at com.cognos.portal.xml.pipeline.ProcessInstance.processImpl(
at com.cognos.portal.xml.pipeline.ProcessInstance.process(
at com.cognos.portal.xml.pipeline.ProcessInstance.process(
at com.cognos.portal.xml.pipeline.PipelineDefinition.executePipeline(
at com.cognos.portal.fragment.producer.FragmentProducer.executePipeline(
at com.cognos.portal.xml.pipeline.Pipeline.execute(


1. No capability is assigned to the user. System Administrator should add any capabilities to the user.
2. When the error still happens even though some capabilities are assigned, added Traverse permission to Everyone for the following item.

IBM Cognos Administration --> Security tab --> Capabilities

Document information

More support for: Cognos Business Intelligence
Cognos Connection

Software version: 10.1.1

Operating system(s): AIX, Windows

Reference #: 1682411

Modified date: 2014-08-22