IBM Cognos Analytics: Author Reports Fundamentals (v11.0.x)- B6158G

Length– 24 hours


This offering provides Business and Professional Authors 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.

Knowledge of your business requirements.
IBM Cognos Analytics for Consumers (v11.0) WBT or equivalent knowledge

Report Authors.

Course Outline
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.