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How to change the default csv reports encoding and delimiter in IBM Cognos

Applies to

  • OnCommand Insight DataWareHouse 7.3.x
  • IBM Cognos 10 and 11


This article describes how to change the global default setting of IBM Cognos 11, regarding the character encoding and delimiter used in reports in CSV format.

  • The default character encoding for reports exported in CSV format is UTF-16
  • The default delimiter for reports in CSV format is a <tab>

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