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When you click a report, identified by the report iconPowerPlay Web Viewer opens and shows a report that was created in another PowerPlay client application.

You can print the report and you can also open it in PowerPlay Web Explorer if you want to explore the report further. When you click a cube, identified by the cube iconPowerPlay Web Explorer opens; you can explore powegplay data by choosing dimensions, performing calculations, and other activities. Reports and cubes can also be organized into folders in the PowerPlay Web Table of Contents by your administrator.

If your administrator has made the PowerPlay Web Table of Contents available to you, you access it from your Web browser. For more information about opening items from Upfront, see the Upfront online help. Reports you open are created by report authors using another PowerPlay client application.


Transformer User Guide 10.2.1

The reports can be published to your Cognos portal and added to PowerPlay Enterprise Server by your administrator. A cube is a multidimensional data source that contains measures data organized into dimensions. Cubes are created by your administrator and added to PowerPlay Enterprise Server or your Cognos portal.

You can specify regional settings, such as a time zone and currency, and select languages if your PowerPlay administrator has enabled these tranaformer.

You can format the numeric values of your query results using the settings of a specific country or region. For example, some regions of Europe use a period. The Locale box contains many different regions. If the region you want is not in the list, your PowerPlay administrator can add it for you. The availability of this feature and the individual regions shown in the Locale box are controlled by your PowerPlay administrator. PowerPlay Web uses a data format guude file named cerlocale.


For more information, see Default Data Formats. You can select the language to use in the PowerPlay Web interface.

This selection overrides the language specified in your Web browser. When you change your selection, all elements change, including the help.

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For information about setting language preferences, see the help for your Web browser. Data formats depend on the locale configuration settings for your Cognos Series 7 Version 3 product.


By default, Cognos Series 7 Version 3 server products and Cognos Impromptu use a data format configuration file named cerlocale.

However, these products can also be configured to use the data format configuration file. Some default formats in the cerlocale. You may notice transfodmer changes to some data formats when you open a report that was created using a previous version of your Cognos product.

Transformer User Guide

Depending on the nature of the change, you may need to modify the format of the report data tdansformer and re-save the report, or modify the setting in the data format configuration file. For example, you may need to modify the report column widths or font sizes.

The following are some examples of changes to data formats. If your data formats changed and you prefer the data formats from the previous release, you can run an upgrade tool to copy the data format information from the locale. If you want to use only some data format information from a previous release, you must edit the cerlocale. For information about managing data formats, copying data format information, or editing the data format configuration file, see the Configuration Manager User Guideor contact your administrator.