Upgrading report specifications

If you did not upgrade report specifications when you ran the import wizard, you can upgrade them using the New Report Upgrade wizard.

Before you begin

Important: Do not upgrade your report specifications if you have Software Development Kit applications that create, modify, or save report specifications. You must first update your Software Development Kit applications to comply with the IBM® Cognos® report specifications schema. Otherwise, your Software Development Kit applications may not be able to access the upgraded report specifications. For information about upgrading report specifications, see the IBM Cognos Software Development Kit Developer Guide.


  1. Log on to IBM Cognos Connection as an administrator with execute permissions for the Content Administration feature Setting Access to Secured Functions or Features.
  2. Click Launch, IBM Cognos Administration.
  3. On the Configuration tab, click Content Administration.
  4. Click the arrow on the new content maintenance button New content maintenance on the toolbar, and then click New Report Upgrade
  5. Type a name for the upgrade task and, if you want, a description and screen tip. Click Next.
  6. Select the packages and locations for the report specification you want to upgrade. Click Next.

    If you upgrade report specifications by package, all reports in the content store that are based on the model in the package will be upgraded. If you upgrade report specifications by folder, all reports in the folder will be upgraded.

  7. Choose one of the following:
    • Save and run once opens the run with options page.
    • Save and schedule opens the scheduling tool.
    • Save only allows you to save the upgrade so that you can run it at a later time.