Version: Cognos Analytics 11.1.6
The Base Samples include sample reports, explorations, dashboards, and stories that use data modules that are based on uploaded files as their underlying data source so they can be easily imported.
The Base Samples are installed with the product and demonstrate its core functionality. To open them, click Team content > Samples and get ready to explore! All the Base Samples use uploaded files/data modules as their underlying data sources. There is no need to create data source connections or restore databases in order to use the Base Samples.
An Easy Install of Cognos Analytics installs and imports the Base Samples for you. If you didn't use Easy Install to install Cognos Analytics, then you must import the Base Samples from the installation location. The procedure for importing the Base Samples can be found here.