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IBM Cognos Report Studio: Author Reports with Multidimensional Data (v10.2)

Build your expertise with IBM Cognos BI by applying dimensional techniques to reports.

GK# 9068 Vendor# B5261G

$720 - $1595 CAD

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Course Overview

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This course is designed to guide report authors in building their experience with Report Studio by applying dimensional techniques to reports. Through interactive demos and workshops, you will learn how to author reports that navigate and manipulate dimensional data structures using specific dimensional functions and features available in Report Studio.

Note: While class exercises are performed within a Cognos BI v10.2 environment, our expert instructors can provide guidance on all versions and their differences.

What You'll Learn

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  • Dimensional concepts, data, and context
  • Focus your dimensional data
  • Calculations and dimensional functions
  • Navigating dimensional hierarchies
  • Relative functions
  • Advanced drilling techniques
  • Drill-Throughs
  • End-to-end workshop

Outline

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Introduction to Dimensional Concepts

  • Discuss dimensional structure and benefits
  • Compare dimensional and relational model types
  • Examine dimensional data structure

Introduction to Dimensional Data in Reports

  • Define and use members in reports
  • Define and use sets in reports
  • Define tuples and data intersections
  • Examine dimensional functions for members, sets, and tuples
  • Explore user interface methods for adding data to reports

Dimensional Report Context

  • Examine the impact of report context
  • Understand current members, root members and default members
  • Understand current measures and default measures

Focus Your Dimensional Data

  • Compare relational and dimensional queries
  • Identify dimensional style filtering techniques
  • Filter non-null data
  • Focus reports based on members
  • Focus reports based on measures

Calculations and Dimensional Functions

  • Create totals and aggregates
  • Combine functions for complex calculations
  • Avoid common errors

Functions for Navigating Dimensional Hierarchies

  • Use functions to traverse the dimensional hierarchies
  • Create reports with children(), ancestor(), and descendants() functions

Relative Functions

  • Understand relative functions
  • Create periods-to-date reports
  • Focus reports on current time periods
  • Compare data to past parallel time periods

Advanced Drilling Techniques and Member Sets

  • Review basic drilling up and drilling down
  • Identify cases for advanced drilling configurations
  • Enable advanced drilling behavior
  • Preserve report sort order when drilling
  • Preserve complex calculations when drilling
  • Maintain dashboard report context when drilling

Set Up Drill-Through Reports

  • Drill through from one report to another
  • Create package-based drill-through
  • Design source and target reports with dimensional data
  • Drill through from dimensional data to relational data
  • Create a single report with data from multiple sources

End-to-End Workshop

  • Review concepts covered throughout the course

Prerequisites

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  • Knowledge of your business requirements
  • Knowledge of dimensional data
  • Experience using basic Windows and Web functionality

Who Should Attend

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This course is intended for Professional Report Authors.

Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Classroom Live

Receive face-to-face instruction at one of our training center locations.

Duration: 2 day

Virtual Classroom Live

Experience expert-led online training from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection.

Duration: 2 day

Self-Paced

On-demand content enables you to train on your own schedule.



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