Batch Report Service and Report Service Properties and Values

The following table describes the 3 Batch Report service and Report service parameters that you can modify. If a parameter is not specified or its value is empty, the default setting is used. If yo uhave multiple Batch Report services and Report services in your environment, you must change this for all your servers. You must have sufficient permissions to perform this action.





Specifies that report prompt values entered by a user should be saved automatically.

Default: false


Specifies that each chart instance assigns colors in palette order, and does not attempt to preserve the color of items from one chart instance to another.

Default: false


Specifies to use XLS as the file extension on XLS output format email attachments instead of HTML.

Default: false

  1. Start IBM Cognos Connection.

  2. In the upper-right corner, click Launch, IBM Cognos Administration.

  3. On the Status tab, click System.

  4. From the All Servers drop-down menu, click Services, Batch Report.

  5. From the drop-down menu for BatchReportService, click Set properties.

  6. Click the Settings tab.

  7. For the Environment category, next to Advanced settings, click the Edit link.

  8. If it appears, select the Override the settings acquired from the parent entry check box. Otherwise, proceed to the next step.

  9. Enter one or more parameters as decribed above.

  10. Click OK.