Special Characters to Avoid Using

Please do not use the following special characters in report or folder names.

These characters are problematic for CIS developers and database administrators and cause errors when copying reports and report folders from one Cognos environment (i.e. Development, QA, and Production) to another. There are occasions when a CIS Reporting Team developer must take over a report to help an author with a problem and these characters are particularly troublesome in these cases.

  • & (ampersand) - Use the word "and" instead of "&" in report or folder names.
  • ' (apostrophe)
  • - (hyphen) - You may find using the _ (underscore) a useful alternative.
  • "" (double quotes)

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