Installing the reporting models and integration component on the HCL Cognos system

You must install the reporting models and integration components on the HCL® Cognos® system. If your installation of Cognos is in a distributed environment, you must install the reports package on the server where Cognos is installed.

Before you begin

Important: If you install eMessage reports pack on HCL DB2, make sure that you set the following value before you begin to apply the eMessage Reports:

About this task

To install the reports pack, complete the following steps.


  1. On the server where Cognos Content Manager is installed, place the following HCL® Marketing Software installers in a single directory:
    • HCL Marketing Software master installer
    • Marketing Platform
    • The reports pack installer or installers for the products for which you want to implement reporting
  2. Run the HCL Marketing Software master installer. Select Marketing Platform and the reports packages to install.
  3. Following the prompts, enter the connection information for the Marketing Platform system table database.
    The Marketing Platform installer launches and the Platform Installation Components window appears.
  4. Select the Reports for IBM Cognos 11 BI option and clear the other options.
    The Marketing Platform installer prompts for the path to the JDBC driver.
  5. Enter the fully qualified path for the JDBC driver that you copied to the Cognos system.
    The Marketing Platform installer prompts for the location of the HCL Cognos installation.
  6. Enter or browse to the top level of the HCL Cognos installation directory.

    The default value that is provided in this field is a static value that is not based on the actual file structure of your HCL Cognos system.

    The report pack installer or installers displays installation options.
  7. Select Product Reports Package for the installation option and clear the option for the reporting schemas.

    This option copies the reports archive to the Cognos computer. You must import this archive later.