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.imr File Extension

Developer: IBM
File type: Impromptu Report File
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .imr. Files with the file extension .imr can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .imr files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .imr file?

These files are known as Impromptu Report Files because they are the report files created using by Cognos Impromptu. This is an application used to generate reports from various sources of data as well as this application is also used for the distribution of these data to business users. This application helps users make better decisions and improve performance in the corporate world. The IMR files created using this program are what contain information about the page layout, as well as data source references, supplying the data for the report’s fields. IMR files help a lot in the application’s main function, which is to generate business reports. IMR files can also be snapshot reports, meaning they could include raw data so that users can view the report even without using external sources of data. The IMR files can also refer to the saved report documents that can be distributed to other Impromptu users.

how to open a .imr file?

Launch a .imr file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .imr file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .imr files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .imr file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .imr file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .imr file association errors

applications that open a .imr file

IBM Cognos Impromptu

IBM Cognos Impromptu

IBM Cognos Impromptu is a business intelligence software used for performance management tasks. It is part of the Cognos 7 series of the Canada-based workforce analytics firm Cognos, which is part of IBM’s business analytics division. IBM Cognos Impromptu is an essential software for providing specific and detailed assessment and analysis of business operations and outputs. It does this by providing a database which stores the details of the day-to-day operational and financial data. This software in effect provides insight to attain better business decision making and to provide data-intensive and accurate assessments on the trajectory of the business. This enables business administrators to create catalogs and to control security of data. For quicker access, IBM Cognos Impromptu has native interfaces to various enterprise resource planning systems and can integrate with various IBM software to ensure interconnectivity with various business divisions.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .imr files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .imr. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.

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