Updating Users in a Distribution List

Use Case: Does MetaManger provide support for user update with Cognos Distribution List?

In short, yes. Using Security Editor, search //distributionList and drag the list(s) to the designated area.

To add a user; locate the user in the portal tree then drag and drop into the distribution list. This can also be done in bulk. First, right-click the distribution list and select ‘export memberships.’ Open the newly created .csv file in Excel and add the users, save the file, and return to MetaManager. In Security Editor, click the ‘assign memberships’ icon on the toolbar and import the membership file. Check the radio button to ‘append to existing members,’ click OK, and refresh the distribution list to see the changes.

NOTE: Ensure that that Target Object and Target Object Search Path match:

To remove a user; locate the user in the distribution list then click on the user and press delete. This too can be done in bulk. First, right-click the distribution list and select ‘export memberships.’ Open the newly created .csv file in Excel and delete the users, save the file, and return to MetaManager. In Security Editor, click the ‘assign memberships’ icon on the toolbar and import the membership file. Check the radio button to ‘replace existing members,’ click OK, and refresh the distribution list to see the changes.