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Distributing IBM Cognos Reports To Dropbox Using Shared Folders

Publish reports to 1 Dropbox, distribute via Shared Folders

In case you would need to publish IBM Cognos reports to different Dropbox accounts, you would need to generate different tokens, in order to access the different Dropboxes. However, there is a risk involved if those tokens are stored on an insecure location, since everyone using the tokens, would have access to the related Dropbox.

As an alternative you could use one generic Dropbox which serves as a starting point and which includes the different folders needed for the report distribution. These individual folders could then be shared to the different Dropbox accounts which need access to the reports. In the configuration of the Dropbox publication, you would be using for example the name of the user via a Cognos parameter to dynamically publish the report to the related folder.

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