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Author’s Guide to IBM Cognos Report Studio Bundle

Exclusive – Learn introductory and advanced report building techniques through hands-on live labs using IBM Cognos versions 10.2 and 10.2.2.

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Author’s Guide to IBM Cognos Report Studio is a digital course designed for professional report authors using IBM Cognos versions 10.2 and 10.2.2. In this digital course you will learn introductory and advanced report building techniques using relational data models, and methods of enhancing, customizing, and managing professional reports. This course is presented in a series of video lectures with closed captioning interspersed with hands-on live labs with integrated lab steps, tips and tricks, and knowledge checks for comprehensive assessments. When you complete this course, you will have the skills to effectively author advanced Cognos reports.

This course is available as a subscription for a twelve-month period beginning at the time of purchase. It covers the topics and skills taught in the IBM Report Studio courses J2258G, J2A58G, J2259G, and J2A59G.

 

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What You'll Learn

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  • Overview of the reporting application
  • List reports
  • Using filters
  • Crosstab reports
  • Presenting graphical data
  • Using prompts
  • Using calculations
  • Report building techniques
  • Conditional formatting
  • Drill-Throughs
  • Report layout enhancements
  • Creating query models and advanced dynamic reports based on relationships
  • Designing effective prompts
  • Report specifications
  • Bursting
  • User interaction with HTML

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1. Introduction to the Reporting Application

  • Examine Report Studio and its interface
  • Explore different report types
  • Create a simple, sorted, and formatted report
  • Explore how data items are added to queries

2. Create List Reports

  • Format, group, and sort list reports
  • Describe options for aggregating data
  • Create a multi-fact query
  • Create a report with repeated data

3. Focus Reports Using Filters

  • Create filters to narrow the focus of reports
  • Examine detail filters and summary filters
  • determine when to apply filters on aggregate data

4. Create Crosstab Reports

  • Format and sort crosstab reports
  • Convert a list to a crosstab
  • Create crosstabs using unrelated data items
  • Create complex crosstabs using drag and drop functionality

5. Present Data Graphically

  • Create charts containing peer and nested items
  • Add context to charts
  • Create and reuse custom chart palettes
  • Add RAVE visualizations
  • Present key data in a single dashboard report

6. Focus Reports Using Prompts

  • Identify various prompt types
  • Use parameters and prompts to focus data
  • Search for prompt items
  • Customize prompts to facilitate users' choices
  • Navigate between pages
  • Display users’ prompt selections in the report

7. Extend Reports Using Calculations

  • Create calculations based on data in the data source
  • Add run-time information to the reports
  • Create expressions using functions

8. Use Additional Report Building Techniques

  • Reuse objects within the same report
  • Share layout components among separate reports
  • Discuss report templates
  • Add pages to a report
  • Choose options to handle reports with no available data

9. Customize Reports with Conditional Formatting

  • Create multi-lingual reports
  • Highlight exceptional data
  • Show and hide data
  • Conditionally render objects in reports

10. Drill-Through From One Report to Another

  • Let users navigate from a specific report to a target report
  • Pass parameter values to filter the data in drill-through targets

11. Drill-Through Definitions

  • Enable users to navigate to related data in IBM Cognos BI
  • Parameter-driven drill through vs. dynamic drill through
  • Steps to enable drill-through access for a package
  • Limit the items that users ca drill through from (set scope)
  • Set a measure as the scope
  • Drill Through Assistant

12. Enhance Report Layout

  • Force page breaks in reports
  • Modify existing report structures
  • Apply horizontal formatting
  • Specify print options for PDF reports
  • Combine data containers displaying data from different queries
  • Format data and report objects

13. 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 model

14. Create Query Reports Based on Relationships

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

15. Create Advanced Dynamic Reports

  • Filter reports on session parameter values
  • Navigate a briefing book using a table of contents
  • Create dynamic headers and title that reflect report data
  • Let users navigate to specific locations in reports
  • Create a customer invoice report

16. 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

17. 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

18. Examine the Report Specification

  • Examine the report specification structure
  • Modify a report specification
  • Add custom toolbox objects and custom template options

19. 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 IBM Cognos Connection

20. Enhance User Interaction with HTML

  • Create tooltips that clarify report data
  • Send emails using links in a report

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Prerequisites

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  • Knowledge of your business requirements
  • Experience using the Windows operating system
  • Experience using a Web browser
  • Basic knowledge of SQL
  • Basic knowledge of XML (recommended)

Who Should Attend

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Professional report authors

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