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IBM Cognos Analytics: Author Reports Advanced (v11.0)

Learn about advanced report-building techniques using relational data models, and ways of enhancing, customizing, and managing professional reports.

GK# 4285 Vendor# B6059G

$720 - $1695 CAD

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Course Overview


In this course, you will learn about about advanced report-building techniques using relational data models, and ways of enhancing, customizing, and managing professional reports. You will participate in interactive demonstrations and exercises that illustrate key concepts while learning how to use advanced features.


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1. Create Query Models

  • Build query models and then connect them to the report layout
  • Edit an SQL statement to author custom queries
  • Add filters and prompts to a report using the query models

2. Create Reports Based on Query Relationships

  • Create reports by joining queries
  • Combine data containers based on relationships from different queries

3. Create Advanced Dynamic Reports

  • Filter reports on session parameter values
  • Navigate a briefing book using a table of contents
  • Create dynamic headers and titles that reflect report data
  • Create a customer invoice report

4. Design Effective Prompts

  • Control report displays using prompts
  • Specify conditional formatting values using prompts
  • Specify conditional rendering of objects based on prompt selection
  • Create sorted and filtered reports based on prompt selection

5. Create Additional Advanced Reports

  • Create a report that displays summarized data before detailed data
  • Highlight alternate rows in a list report
  • Create a report using an external data file
  • Use single data items to summarize report information
    Create a report with tabbed pages

6. Examine the Report Specification

  • Examine the report specification structure
  • Save and edit reports locally
  • Considerations for modifying a report specification
  • Adding custom toolbox objects and custom template options

7. Distribute Reports through Bursting

  • Distribute reports using bursting
  • Create burst keys
  • Identify report recipients and data items using burst tables
  • Distribute reports using email and the IBM Cognos Analytics portal

8. Enhance User Interaction with HTML

  • Create tooltips that clarify report data
  • Create a popup window that contains prompts
  • Send emails using links in a report

9. End-to-End Workshop

  • Burst a sales report by country
  • Create a report letting users choose top and bottom number of product types
  • Let users choose a chart type to display with a crosstab

10. Appendix A - Explore the Prompt API

  • Prompt API
  • Uses of the Prompt API
  • Primary objects, methods, and properties used in the Prompt API
  • Review prompt values
  • Explore the enhancement of prompts in reports with the Prompt API


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  • Knowledge of your business requirements
  • Experience using the Windows operating system
  • Experience using a Web browser

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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

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

Duration: 2 day


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