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Often after running a report and reviewing the output, I want to run it again for mostly the same parameters, changing perhaps just one thing. For example I might add one more speedtype, or run for a different accounting period. In conventional web surfing the browser’s back button would work for this. In Cognos, however, the browser’s normal back button it does not work. Cognos provides the Run button. I often call it the rerun button.
The Run button provides an interesting, useful benefit over the normal browser back button. When you have drilled to a report, you can rerun the drill with different parameters by clicking the run button. Did you drill to get one month of detail, but after seeing it decide you really want two? Click the run button, adjust the accounting period and click finish. You are rerunning the detail report.