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Change Cognos Report Default to Excel

Modified on: Tue, Jul 23, 2019 at 11:14 AM

Change the default run type from HTML to Excel 

Typically reports are defaulted to run to HTML. To change this to Excel, follow the steps below. 

1. Click the person icon and select My Preferences.

2. Select Excel 2007 in the Report Format window and select OK. 


3. You'll immediately notice the associated icons of the reports have changed to Excel, as seen below

At this point the default run type of these reports is Excel.

Keep in mind this process will not affect the default run type of a report if it is already preset at time of creation to a non-HTML format, such as PDF.  

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