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A new utility in Esri Maps for IBM Cognos 6.1 allows administrators to upgrade the map specifications of multiple map-enabled reports in a batch process.
Upgrading the map specification of a report created using an earlier version of Esri Maps for IBM Cognos significantly improves map loading performance for users. A map-enabled report that is not upgraded to the latest version of Esri Maps for IBM Cognos goes through a complete upgrade process each time a user runs it, which results in the map loading slowly.
In earlier releases of Esri Maps for IBM Cognos, upgrading map specifications was a manual process that involved opening and saving one map at a time in Esri Maps Designer. While this manual process is still available, the new upgrade utility in version 6.1 provides a much faster automated process.
Reports containing custom or unsupported configurations should not be upgraded using this utility.
Instructions provided describe how to upgrade reports using the new map specification upgrade utility.
Only map-enabled reports created using version 5.0.1 or later can be upgraded.