IBM Cognos 8 BI SDK for Developers (V8.4) Eğitimi

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IBM Cognos 8 BI SDK for Developers (V8.4) (J0472G)

IBM Course Code: J0472G

IBM Cognos 8 BI SDK for Developers (V8.4) is a three-day, self-paced course designed to help accelerate development efforts, by introducing you to basic Web services concepts and technologies. This course will also help you learn how to customize and automate common IBM Cognos 8 BI SDK tasks. These tasks include user authentication, single sign-on, report execution and maintenance, portal maintenance, and more. Hands-on workshops reinforce the concepts and features learned in each module and come complete with solution files. You will also see how to set up and test IBM Cognos 8.4 sample custom authentication providers.

Workshops and solutions are provided in Java and C#.

Who Needs to Attend

This intermediate course is for developers who need to use the IBM Cognos 8 BI SDK to customize and automate IBM Cognos 8 tasks.


You should have practical experience with

  • Object Oriented Programming (Java or C#) is required, and knowledge of XML and Web Services is highly recommended.

This course also assumes a working knowledge of IBM Cognos 8 BI - Framework Manager, Report Studio, Query Studio, Analysis Studio, and IBM Cognos Connection. Knowledge on these topics can be found in the following courses:

  • IBM Cognos 8 BI Framework Manager: Design Metadata Models (V8.4) (B2452G )
  • IBM Cognos 8 BI Report Studio: Author Professional Reports Fundamentals (V8.4) (B2458G )
  • IBM Cognos 8 BI Analysis Studio: Analyze Data (V8.4) (B2451G )

Follow-On Courses

There are no follow-ons for this course.

Course Outline

1. Web Services and Enabling Technologies

  • Review XML Web services
  • See how IBM Cognos 8 BI makes use of Web services
  • Examine the IBM Cognos BI implementation of Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
  • Examine the IBM Cognos BI implementation of Web Services Description Language (WSDL)

2. Use the IBM Cognos 8 BI SDK

  • Examine the IBM Cognos 8 BI SDK and its uses
  • Examine design-time Web services consumption
  • Examine the IBM Cognos 8 BI SDK object model
  • Explore the online documentation

3. Authenticate Using the SDK

  • Examine authentication using the SDK
  • Use the SOAP Trace Utility to troubleshoot errors
  • Examine the use of CAMPassport IDs and single sign-on
  • Examine CAMPassport ID retrieval from IBM Cognos 8
  • Set CAMPassport IDs using the SDK
  • Examine the retrieval of available namespaces
  • Use an XML DOM to traverse message content

4. Retrieve Application Content

  • Examine the use of search paths
  • Examine the query() method
  • Retrieve application content from IBM Cognos 8
  • Explore different object types
  • Specify query options in your code

5. Run Reports Using the SDK

  • Examine the method signature required for Executing reports
  • Examine the use of run options
  • Examine the report execution conversation
  • Run reports using the SDK and render them in various formats
  • Run reports as XML specifications
  • Run reports in HTML, XML, and PDF

6. Update and Add Application Content

  • Update objects
  • Update multiple objects using a single method call
  • Add new objects
  • Specify multilingual properties on an object
  • Add users to an IBM Cognos Group
  • Apply permissions to an object

7. Pass Parameters to Reports

  • Retrieve parameter names from a report
  • Retrieve parameter values for a report
  • Examine the creation of prompt controls
  • Assemble parameter properties
  • Pass parameter values to reports for execution

8. End-to-End Workshop

  • Batch update report specifications

9. Configure IBM Cognos 8 Sample Custom Authentication Providers

  • Define the IBM Cognos 8 Custom Authentication Provider
  • Define IBM Cognos 8 Custom Provider Types
  • Examine a Full Authentication Provider's Architecture

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