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"I just started using MotioPI, it's a very useful tool. I don’t know how I survived without it."
- Jay Katira, Purdue Pharma
"Thanks again for making such a great product. As a small time installation without much IT support, MotioPI is a great asset and allows me to do some review work I couldn’t otherwise do. THANKS!"
- Scott Taylor, Chelan County PUD
"Motio has saved our hides again! We just recovered a lost model from the content store. You guys are way toooo awesome!"
-Ellis Makoha, Cognos Administrator
"MotioPI is a fantastic tool for querying #cognos information, must have for sys admin - free from @motio_inc bit.ly/aEJhoT"
- @steelcm, Twitter
"Thank you, thank you, thank you. Your MotioPI product saved the day when a user was deleted from our Active Directory without our realizing that there were important queries and reports in his 'My Folders'. I was able to identify the orphaned entries and get them recovered using your tool. Keep up the great work."
-Elizabeth Mayfield, DRS Tech.
"I am completely amazed at all the features built into this free product. Motio PI has helped in automating the testing of reports when we make package changes. It produces a list of pass and failed reports, which can then be exported and allow the admins to look at the details why something may have failed. What a time saver! I am very interested in your other products as this tool is really top notch, and its free, and would only expect your other products to follow suit. We purchased the Cognos SDK to try and produce something similar, but we have no need to try and create our own when your product exists. You keep it current to the latest version of Cognos, which is very helpful.
- Andy W.
MotioPI Frequently Asked Questions
Here is a list of frequently asked question related to MotioPI™.
If you do not find your answer listed here, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is MotioPI?™
MotioPI™ is a free Java-based application designed for IBM Cognos BI administrators. It gives you insight into your Cognos environment in a lightweight, easy to use application launched from Motio™'s website or from your desktop.
How does MotioPI™ launch?
MotioPI™ is launched using Java's WebStart technology. When you click on the link, WebStart downloads the files from Motio™'s webserver to your machine. From there, it runs just like any other Java desktop application.
What do I need to run MotioPI™?
To launch MotioPI™, you need Java WebStart, which comes pre-packaged with Java's JRE(1.4.2 and later) or downloaded individually. To run MotioPI™, you need JRE 1.6 (1.6.0_10+) or later.
For more information on running WebStart applications, including how to run applications in offline mode, you can visit this article.
What credentials do I need to run MotioPI™?
Because MotioPI™ queries Cognos for various objects, such as user access and configuration settings, a login with administrative capabilities is required to connect to your Cognos instance.
What happens to the credentials once they are entered?
MotioPI™ stores the credentials in a small encrypted file on your disk. This information is saved so that the user can select from a list of previously-accessed instances without having to provide credentials. This file can be found in the Application Data folder (C:\Documents and Settings\<userid>\Application Data\Motio PI on Windows machines.).
What versions of Cognos do you support?
We support 8.3, 8.4, and Cognos 10. We will continue to support new versions of Cognos
when they are made GA.
When trying to launch MotioPI™, I get the following exception: "FailedDownloadException: Unable to load resource: http: //www.inmotio.com/investigator/8.x/MotioPI.jnlp"
This typically happens when you are behind a Proxy Server/Firewall. Launch the Java Control Panel, on the General Tab click on the button: "Network Settings...", from there you can configure your proxy settings.
I have registered my name and I didn't get a link to download the MotioPI™ software.
We apologize, sometimes the spam filters will filter out our registration emails. If you still can not find our registration success email please feel free to email us at email@example.com and we will be more than happy to complete the registration process.