Converting a report to different format in Cognos Analytics

This article walks you through the steps for changing/converting the format of a report after you have run the report to its defaults format.


Begin by logging into Cognos Analytics.

Navigating to the report you wish to run and click on it. Fill in prompts if you are presented with a Prompt page.

Follows the steps below. To see screenshots, expand the screenshot link below the the instructions.

  1. Click on the Run as button from Application Toolbar.
  2. Choose the format that you want to convert report to from the drop down.
  3. Optional: Choose the Reset the prompts and run option to return to the prompt page.
    • Please Note: Although it says Reset the prompts and run, your initial prompt selections will be retained.


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