As a custom solutions shop that deals with IBM Cognos on a daily basis, one of the problems that comes up frequently is the integration of a specific report into an existing corporate web portal without involving Cognos Connection. Most commonly this is a dashboard which takes up a small portion of screen real estate in order to show something relevant to the rest of the page content or possibly something that has great importance and always needs to be in the user’s face. Typically this type of work fell to the Cognos SDK URL invocation. The Mashup Service gives us yet another approach to solve this sort of requirement.
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Demystify the differences between the IBM Cognos SDK and Mashup Service. If you are facing a custom solution centering around your IBM Cognos BI, then this article will help align you with the correct solution.
This week we will be taking a look at the fundamentals of the Cognos Mashup Service. We’ll break it down into its component parts in order to see how it brings value to the mix of IBM Cognos offerings.
In order to utilize the Cognos Mashup Service one needs to meet the following minimum requirements:
1. IBM Cognos BI Server 8.4.1
2. A client capable of interacting with SOAP or URL based services over HTTP
Cognos Connection and the Cognos Mashup Service can be accessed via the Cognos gateway