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Status Future consideration
Workspace Cognos Analytics
Components Reporting
Created by Guest
Created on Oct 20, 2022

Invoke REST API from Cognos with Parameters

We are trying to build a report in Cognos that invokes a Rest API which executes the JSON Script to pull data for the report.

1. Connected the JDBC enabled Data Source connection in Cognos Admin by pointing to Rest API Successfully.

2. We are able to execute the JSON Scripts and get data. With this we then developed a report through Data Module.

However, we are not able to pass parameters from Cognos to the URL mentioned in Rest API Connection.



We need to pass the parameter dynamically in the above URL which is specified in the Data Source connection like below:


?maxpage is the parameter name.

JSON accepts parameter only if we pass it in the URL. Since, Data source Connection is a onetime setup in Cognos admin page we are unable to pass the parameter to the URL.

Needed By Yesterday (Let's go already!)