Subscribing to reports in Cognos Analytics

The subscription option is available when you run and view a report. Using this feature is only recommended if you you are consuming it yourself and you don't need to send this to someone else. Once you subscribe to a report, you will be notified each time your report is delivered.

Subscription allow users to schedule a personal copy of the report.

Create your subscription

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Log in to Cognos Analytics at http://reporting.northwestern.edu.

  • Navigate to and select the report you want to subscribe to. Fill in prompts if applicable.
  • From the Navigation bar, select ... > Subscribe.
  1. Select the days you want the subcription to refresh on in the Repeat on menu.
  2. Select the time you want the subcription to refresh on in the Time menu.
  3. Select the formats you want the subcription to run to by clicking on the right side of the Format menu. (Note: This step is optional.)
  4. Choose the one or more format you wish to run the report to and then click on the Done button.
  5. Select the Delivery option you want the subcription to run to by clicking on the right side of the Delivery menu. (Note: This step is optional.)
  6. In the Delivery menu, choose the Send report by email if you want to be notified by email. (Note: This step is optional.)
  7. Select the Attach the report. (Note: This step is optional.)
  8. Unselect the Include a link to the report.(Note: This step is optional.)
  9. Click on the Done button
  10. Click on the Create button to create the subscription.

Click on the SubscribeNotificationIcon.jpg to view you Subscription Notifications (Note: Depending on how many unread notification you have waiting for you to read, the icon will auto update. In this case, there is one SubscribeNotificationIcon01.jpg unread subscription.

Manage or Modify your Subscription

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  1. Choose Person Icon on the Top right corner.
  2. Choose My Schedules and subscriptions Menu.

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  1. To the right of the Subscription, Click the ellipsis (. . .) to bring up the More menu.
  2. Choose the Modify this subscription menu.
  3. Make any changes you wish from the subscription window.
Tip: There are more option to see history and subscription activities from the subscription drop down menu on the top left.

Rerunning Subscription Manually

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  1. Choose Person Icon on the Top right corner.
  2. Choose My Schedules and subscriptions Menu.

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  1. To the right of the subscription, Click the ellipsis (. . .) to bring up the More menu.
  2. Choose the Run Once menu.
  3. Make any changes you wish from the subscription window.
Tip: There are more option to see history and subscription activities from the subscription drop down menu on the top left.

See Also:

For additional assistance please contact the IT Support Center at 847-491-4357 (1-HELP) option 2, or consultant@northwestern.edu.




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Owner:Enterprise Reporting & Analytics .Group:Northwestern
Created:2017-09-19 08:48 CSTUpdated:2021-01-16 09:29 CST
Sites:Northwestern
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