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Connectin Cognos Reporting tool to Mainframe Focus Database

 
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raj_mainframe08

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:14 pm    Post subject: Connectin Cognos Reporting tool to Mainframe Focus Database
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Hi,

I am looking for some options if we can connect Mainframe Focus Databases to Cognos Reporting Tool. If anybody have any knowledge or any document on this, that will be helpful
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Connectin Cognos Reporting tool to Mainframe Focus
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I don't have an answer, but maybe you should contact the poster of this topic via PM:

http://www.ibmmainframes.com/viewtopic.php?t=47417

and see if he/she ever found out the similar information.
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dick scherrer

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:39 pm    Post subject:
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Hello,

Suggest you open a support issue with Information Builders (the vendor for Focus).

I don't know about Cognos specifically, but IBI says this about Focus:
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FOCUS can create reports from virtually any database, relational or legacy.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:08 pm    Post subject:
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Actually i did. That was the first step i went through. But IBI people unable to help us. I asked them that we want to connect Focus database through any web/window based reporting tool.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:31 pm    Post subject:
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Hello,

My apologies. . . I misread the original request icon_redface.gif

Suggest you contact IBM and ask if Cognos is able to access Focus data.
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