Solved

Cognos / IBM extract - call to excel

Posted on 2014-10-22
1
401 Views
Last Modified: 2014-10-24
Hi,


I use a web based data tool called Cognos, its in the IBM family i believe.

I run reports off it, i download the extracts to  excel format and then do my work.

Is it possible using vba or linking, to call those reports directly to excel so i dont need the download

Many thanks
0
Comment
Question by:Seamus2626
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
1 Comment
 
LVL 12

Accepted Solution

by:
James Elliott earned 500 total points
ID: 40396986
You should be able to get the SQL that sits behind the reports in COGNOS and then open a connection yourself to the underlying data from Excel, adding the required SQL in the connection properties.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Excel can be a tricky bit of software to get your head around. Whilst you’ll be able to eventually get to grips with the basic understanding of how to get by, there are a few Excel tips that not everybody will even know about let alone know how to d…
A company’s centralized system that manages user data, security, and distributed resources is often a focus of criminal attention. Active Directory (AD) is no exception. In truth, it’s even more likely to be targeted due to the number of companies …
This Micro Tutorial will demonstrate on a Mac how to change the sort order for chart legend values and decrpyt the intimidating chart menu.
Excel styles will make formatting consistent and let you apply and change formatting faster. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to use Excel's built-in styles, how to modify styles, and how to create your own. You'll also learn how to use your custo…

749 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question