Sunday, March 20, 2011

Merging reports using the Cognos SDK

We recently had a customer asking us to merge a few reports into a single report so that the end users get a single Excel file to work with when they export the report to Excel. Though we would have loved having a tab control, in the absence of such a control we had to use the SDK solution as documented here.

Unfortunately the solution was made with the JVM that shipped with Cognos 8.x and does not work with Cognos 10. We are attempting to rewrite the solution for Cognos 10. Will post the details once done.

Current status as on 02 May 2011: The porting of the solution to C10 is done and we are currently testing it. We should have the new solution in place, pretty soon.