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How to get specification of data module

Started by pkosvanec, 13 Sep 2018 03:48:54 AM

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Using Cognos SDK, IĀ“ve been building app to visualize data flow from final reports to underlying databases. The idea is to be able to select a part of visualized data (e.g. a value in a graph) and get info about all the database tables and columns, that are the source for computation of this final value.

The problem is I can easily trace and map data reports/dashboards to specific values in data modules, but past data modules I am blind. The reason is I use report specification to track data and data modules don't have that property. They have property "definition", but that property is encrypted to a "random" set of characters, when I get it from the content store.

Is there something like data modules' specification and if so, how can I get it? Is there a way to decrypt that data module definition property?

Thank you.