Using the Run As Menu in Cognos Analytics

Using the 'Run As' method in Cognos Analytics is a quick and easy way to run a Cognos Report to a non-default format.


Using the 'Run As' can be also used to quickly run to multiple formats and save the output to Cognos Server or can be also used to email the content.

Steps are listed below with screenshots.

Log in to Cognos Analytics at

Locating the 'Run As' Menu

Temporarily Changing the Default Format of a Report

Change Format and Save Report Outputs to Cognos Server

Change Format and Email Report Outputs

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