Log Viewer Application for Cognos BI
Date: 04/11/2013

BY NIKITA ATKINS, PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT

Did you know that as part of the install of Cognos BI that it comes with a fantastic log viewer application? This is a very handy tool when it comes to getting to the root cause of an error.

You can find it under the following location (depending on your BI architecture): <Cognos BI Install Directory>\bin\logviewV2.exe

Insert Log Viewer Application for Cognos BI_Image 1

Some of the features include:

  • Ability to open and interpret most log files created by Cognos including cogserver
  • Tree Filtering by Cognos component
  • Text Filtering and search
  • Row colouring for warnings and errors
  • Error summary count

Insert Log Viewer Application for Cognos BI_Image 2

If you'd like more information, you can reach me via email.