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IBM Cognos Analytics: Author Reports Fundamentals (v11.0.x)

Learn techniques to enhance, customize, and manage your professional reports.

GK# 100035

$1080 - $2395 USD

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This course provides you with an introduction to report building techniques using relational data models. Techniques to enhance, customize, and manage professional reports will be explored. Activities will illustrate and reinforce key concepts during this learning opportunity.

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What You'll Learn

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Dimensionally modeled and dimensional data sources

  • Data modules
  • List reports
  • Aggregate measure/fact data
  • Create multi-fact queries
  • Add repeated information to reports
  • Crosstab reports
  • Complex crosstab reports
  • Format, sort, and aggregate data in a crosstab report
  • Create discontinuous crosstab reports
  • Create Visualization reports
  • how to add business logic to reports using IBM Cognos Analytics – Reporting
  • Using filters
  • Using prompts
  • Using calculations
  • Customize reporting with conditional formatting
  • Conditionally format one crosstab measure based on another
  • Drill-throughs
  • Report layout enhancements

 

While class exercises are performed within a Cognos Analytics v11 environment, our expert instructors can provide guidance on previous Cognos versions and their differences.

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What is IBM Cognos Analytics - Reporting?

  • Create a simple list report
  • Create a report from a dimensionally modeled relational data source

 

Examine personal data sources and data modules

  • Upload personal data
  • Upload custom images
  • Use navigation paths
  • Create a report from a personal data source

 

Examine list reports

  • Group data in a list
  • Format columns in a list
  • Include headers and footers in a list
  • Enhance a list report

 

Aggregate measure/fact data

  • Identify differences in aggregation
  • Explore data aggregation

 

Use shared dimensions to create multi-fact queries

  • Create a multi-fact query in a list report

 

Add repeated information to reports

  • Create a mailing list report

 

Create crosstab reports

  • Add measures to a crosstab
  • Data sources for a crosstab
  • Create a simple crosstab report

 

Create complex crosstab reports

  • Add items as peers
  • Create crosstab nodes and crosstab members
  • Create a complex crosstab report

 

Format, sort, and aggregate data in a crosstab

  • Sort, format, and aggregate a crosstab report

 

Create discontinuous crosstab reports

  • Present unrelated items using a discontinuous crosstab

 

Create a visualization report

  • Create and format a visualization report
  • Create a report that uses a Map visualization
  • Show the same data graphically and numerically

 

Focus reports using filters

  • Apply filters to a report
  • Apply a detail filter on fact data in a report
  • Apply a summary filter to a report

 

Focus reports using prompts

  • Create a prompt by adding a parameter
  • Add a value prompt to a report
  • Add a Select & search prompt to a report
  • Create a cascading prompt

 

Augment reports using calculations

  • Add calculations to a report
  • Display prompt selections in the report title

 

Customize reports with conditional formatting

  • Create a multilingual report
  • Highlight exceptional data and conditionally render a column

 

Drill-through definitions

  • Let users navigate to related data in IBM Cognos Analytics

 

Enhance report layout

  • Create a report structured on data items
  • Create a condensed list report

 

Use additional report building techniques

  • Section a report and reuse objects within the same report
  • Reuse layout components in a different report

• Explore options for reports that contain no data

Prerequisites

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You should have:

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

Who Should Attend

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Report Authors, cool kids and Business Analysts

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