For help debugging Cognos 10 Active Reports, it’s possible to select a run option that shows the state of active report variables in the report as you click various controls:

  1. With the Active Report open in Report Studio, select the ‘Run’ menu and click ‘Run Options’. Then select ‘Enable right-click debug menu’ and click ‘OK’:



  2. From the ‘Run’ menu select either ‘Run Active Report’ or ‘Download Active Report’. When downloading the report ensure you save it as a .mht file.


  3. Open the Active Report in Internet Explorer.


  4. Right click in the Active Report and the debug menu will appear.



  5. Select ‘Show Variables’ to display the variables window.



  6. As you navigate the report and variable values change, they are highlighted as shown above.


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