I found a step by step tutorial online on installing Cognos in Oracle environment posted below:
My progress and environment:
Windows 7 professional 64-bit
Java 6 (32-bit) version 6 update 23 (build 1.6.0_23b05)
From your installation steps so far,
step 1 - success
step 2 - success
step 3 - success.
step 4 - success My services is called orcl (not XE)
step 5 - success
step 6 - success. Since I have Java 6, I copied ojdbc6.jar to "cognos\c8....\WEB-INF\lib
". I made sure I don't have classes12.jar
step 7 - success. Server restarted successfully after adding text to httpd.conf and creating a new file called cognos8.conf in the "extras folder"
step 8 - no luck on the test. First i deleted anything under Content manager, then added content store with the following settings:
Type Oracle database
Database server and port number localhost:1521
userID and PW oracle oracle
**When I test, I get
[Content Manager database connection]
1. [ ERROR ] The database connection failed.
2. [ ERROR ] Content Manager failed to start because it could not load driver "oracle.jdbc.driver.Oracle
I am stuck at this step. So far, I have done a tnsping localhost 1521 and it pings ok. HELP!!
Thanks in advance.