Creating Cognos® data sources for Unica application databases

The Cognos® applications need their own data sources that identify the source of the data for Unica application reports.

About this task

The Cognos® data models that are provided in the Unica reports packages are configured to use the data source names that are given in the following table:

Table 1. Cognos® data sources

This two-columned table provides information about the Unica application in one column, and the Cognos® data source names in the second column.

Unica application Cognos® data source names
Unica Campaign CampaignDS
Unica Deliver DeliverTrackDS
Unica Interact
  • For the design time database: InteractDTDS
  • For the runtime database: InteractRTDS
  • For the learning database: InteractLearningDS
  • For the ETL database: InteractETLDS
Unica Plan PlanDS
Unica Collaborate
  • For the Unica Collaborate database: CollaborateDS
  • For the customer database: CustomerDS
  • For the Unica Campaign database: CampaignDS

Use the following guidelines to create Cognos® data sources for the HCL application databases.


  • Use the Administration section of Cognos® Connection.
  • Use the default data source names that are shown in the Cognos® data sources table to avoid having to alter the data model.
  • The database type that you select must match that of theHCL application database. Use the Cognos® documentation to determine how to fill database-specific fields.
    Note: For Unica Campaign and Unica Deliver, the appropriate database is Unica Campaign.
  • Be sure that you identify the Unica application database and not the Cognos® content store.
  • When you configure the Signon section, select the Password and Create a Signon that the Everyone group can use options.
  • In the Signon section, specify the user credentials for the Unica application database user.
  • Consult the Cognos® data sources table and ensure that you create all the data sources that are required by the data model for the reports you are configuring.
    For example, the reporting data for Unica Interact is in three databases, so you must create separate Cognos® data sources for each database.
  • If the Unica Campaign system has more than one partition, create separate data sources for each partition.
    For example, if Unica Campaign and Unica Deliver are configured for multiple partitions, create a separate Unica Campaign and Unica Deliver data source for each partition.
  • Verify that you configured each data source correctly by using the Test Connection feature.