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Author Topic: Excel Blocked in Cognos Connection  (Read 10399 times)


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Excel Blocked in Cognos Connection
« on: 29 Dec 2008 09:01:29 am »
In Series 7 Cognos Connection I am trying to open up a report in excel format.  I have to hold down the control key in order for Excel to open the report. It does not matter which of the three excel formats I choose.  It started happening when I upgraded to IE 7.0.  Some of the other users have IE 7.0 but are able to open reports in excel format just fine.  I saw this happen in the past when users had a google or yahoo tool bar, CC would start to open in excel but bfr the excel window would open it would disappear.  I am able to open excel just fine by itself and open excel docs just fine too.  Any ideas? Thanks in advance!


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Re: Excel Blocked in Cognos Connection
« Reply #1 on: 30 Dec 2008 03:14:53 pm »

Holding the control key + c allows pop ups to not be blocked in I.E.

Your issue is not with Cognos but with your I.E. as you already probably already no.

I would suggest looking over your I.E. security settings and double check ALL your pop up blockers (ie.. Yahoo, Google, I.E. toolbars) and allow pop ups from your cognos URL.


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Re: Excel Blocked in Cognos Connection
« Reply #2 on: 12 Jul 2016 07:19:12 am »

Please add Cognos Url in Compatibility view settings,trusted sites and also remove/unchecked "turn on pop blocker" check box ( Under internet options-> privacy tab)


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Re: Excel Blocked in Cognos Connection
« Reply #3 on: 12 Jul 2016 10:49:33 am »
I know you are new here bhaskara, but you might want to check the dates before posting a reply. I am quite sure they have not been waiting almost 8 years for some help with software that is no longer around.   ;D