About data connections

You can connect to data sources on various server types and use them to create datasets.

You can add and manage connections to the following data sources:

  • IBM Cognos TM1 / IBM Planning Analytics Cubes
  • IBM Cognos TM1 / IBM Planning Analytics Cube Views
  • IBM Cognos packages:
    • Relational package
    • DMR package
    • PowerCube
    • Dynamic Cube
    • TM1/PA cube
  • Databases, such as Microsoft SQL Server or Oracle
  • Data files (automatically added when you upload a file when creating a dataset)

For the whole list of supported data sources, see Data sources.

You can add a data connection in two ways:

  • Directly from the Data connections pane
  • During the creation of a dataset

For details on how to add and manage data connections, see the following topics: