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CM-REQ-4127 An error occurred during a copy operation

Cognos Connection Error
CM-REQ-4127 An error occurred during a copy operation

Error Message
CM-REQ-4339 The object "/Public Folders/Samples/Models/GO Data Warehouse (analysis)/Report Studio Report Samples/Budget vs. Actual" cannot be copied or moved onto itself.

Cause
Above issue encounter when you are trying to copy an object and the object with same name is already exists at destination location. 

Solution
Try to rename object with same name and copy again.

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IBM Cognos Error CFG-ERR-0106

Error
CFG-ERR-0106 IBM Cognos Configuration did not receive a response from the IBM Cognos service in the time allotted.
Check that IBM Cognos service is available and properly configured.

Cause
  1. IBM Cognos service needs more time to start.
  2. Content Configuration settings are incorrect.
  3. Incorrect version (32-bit or 64-bit) of Java is installed
Solution
  1. Solution 1
    1. Stop IBM Cognos Services.
    2. Open cogconfig.prefs available at <Cognos_Installation_Location>/Configuration/cogconfig.prefs
    3. Add following lines at the bottom of the file ServiceWaitInterval=50000ServiceMaxTries=360
    4. Save the file.
    5. Start IBM Cognos Services.
  2. Solution 2
    1. Check Configuration settings.
  3. Solution 3
    1. Check the version of Java. Install the appropriate version of Java. If IBM Cognos 10 32-bit version is installed, install 32-bit version of Java. 
    2. Restart IBM Cognos Services.
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How to check Java Version in Windows 7

Q. How to check Java Version in Windows 7
A. You can check the java version in Windows using below method.
  1. Open Command Prompt (Windows+R, Type CMD)
  2. In Commad Prompt type java -version and press enter.
  3. The output of this command show you the version of Java installed in your machine.
Example:
java version "1.7.0_51"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_51-b13)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 24.51-b03, mixed mode)

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The IBM Cognos gateway is unable to connect

Error
IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 
   The IBM Cognos gateway is unable to connect to the IBM Cognos BI server. The server may be unavailable or the gateway may not be correctly configured.  
   Try again or contact your administrator. 

Cause
IBM Cognos Services are unable to connect with cognos dispatcher.

Solution
Ensure that IBM Cognos Services are up and running properly.

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GIMP Normal Map Plugin Installation

GIMP Normal Map Plugin Installation Steps:

  1. Download Normal Map Plugin gimp-normalmap-winXX-X.X.X.zip from https://code.google.com/p/gimp-normalmap/
  2. Unzip gimp-normalmap-winXX-X.X.X.zip.
  3. normalmap.exe to <Gimp Installation Directory>\GIMP\lib\gimp\2.0\plug-ins(Ex: C:\Program Files\GIMP\lib\gimp\2.0\plug-ins)
  4. Copy other 3 *.dlls file at <Gimp Installation Directory>\GIMP\bin(Ex: C:\Program Files\GIMP\bin)
  5. Now Restart the GIMP. You can find the Normal Map plugin at Filters -> Map -> Normalmap...
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[ ERROR ] The database connection failed

Cognos Error 
[ ERROR ] The database connection failed.
[ ERROR ] Content Manager is unable to access the content store. Verify your database connection parameters, and then contact your database administrator for assistance.

Environment
IBM Cognos 10, WIndows, SQL Server 2008r2

Cause
IBM Cognos 10 unable to access database because of following reasons
  1. The given parameters for accessing SQL Server database are incorrect.
  2. SQL Server TCP/IP protocol is disable.
Solution
  1. Verify that your database connection parameters are correct.
  2. Ensure that TCP/IP protocol is enabled.
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Oracle How to check Oracle Version

Q. How to check oracle version using PL-SQL?
A. Execute below query to retrive Oracle Database Version

Query
select * from v$version
where banner like 'Oracle%';

Output
Oracle Database 11g Express Edition Release 11.2.0.2.0 - Production

Cognos Data Manager Component Type

Following are the component types are available in Cognos Data Manager.

A = database alias
B = fact build
D = reference dimension
F = user defined function
H = hierarchy
J = JobStream
K = metadata conformed dimension
L = lookup
M = metadata collection
S = dimension build
T = template

Cognos Data Manger Catalog Document

Cognos Data Manger Catalog Document

Every project required to document the current system for future analysis and knowledge transfer purpose. A good document provide each and every detail ow the current system is working. A good document help the team to understand the current system show the impacted components if we are going to modify any component.
Cognos Data Manager designer provide a method to generate a html document of current catalog. Follow the below steps to create a html document of your catalog.
  1. Open Catalog.
  2. In Data Manager designer click on File -> Document Catalog (Ctrl+M) to create document of your catalog.
  3. In the next window provide the Document Name.
  4. Master document is field is used to insert custom html code in your catalog document. we can explain it later. For the time being leave it blank click on OK button to create a html document of your current opened catalog.
To know how Master document is worked read this link article.

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