How to Add Report Date to Your Cognos Reports

Note: Here we are using IBM Cognos Analytics 11.1 R5.

This is simple to do.

1) At the top of your report place a Block item.

2) Inside the Block item place two Text items.

3) In the first Text item edit the:
Text Source:
- Text = “Report generated on “

4) In the second Text item edit the:
Text Source:
- Source type = Report expression
- Report expression = ReportDate ()

Image: With second Text item selected

Image: Report expression = ReportDate ()