Introduction to IBM Cognos 10 Cognos Workspace Advanced

This Introduction to IBM Cognos 10 Cognos Workspace Advanced training class introduces basic and intermediate reporting techniques with IBM Cognos’ Cognos Workspace Advanced. Basic topics include IBM Cognos Connection, designing simple lists, charts, grouping, filters, prompts, calculations, and more. Intermediate topics include dimensional report design, dashboard style reports, formatting, conditional formatting, and more. The course format includes lecture, instructor-led exercises and independent workshops.

This course is for report authors and Business Users, who will create, maintain, and run reports in Cognos Workspace Advanced.

Goals
  1. Understand the IBM Cognos Connection interface.
  2. Run reports from IBM Cognos Connection.
  3. Create basic list, crosstab and chart reports.
  4. Apply sorting, grouping and sections.
  5. Create filters and prompts.
  6. Apply basic formatting to reports.
  7. Apply conditional formatting to reports.
  8. Create reports using cubes.
Outline
  1. Overview of IBM Cognos 10
    1. Overview of IBM Cognos 10
    2. Overview of Studios
    3. New Studios and Features in IBM Cognos 10
  2. Overview of IBM Cognos Connection Components
    1. IBM Cognos Connection Interface
    2. Navigating in Cognos Connection
    3. Running and Saving Reports and Report Views
    4. Creating Folders
  3. Introduction to Cognos Workspace Advanced
    1. Definitions - Packages, Subjects, Measures, etc.
    2. The Cognos Workspace Advanced Interface
    3. Create a List Report
    4. Add and Remove Data
  4. Organizing Reports
    1. Grouping
    2. Sorting
    3. Sections
  5. Create Crosstabs and Charts
    1. Crosstab Basics
    2. Swap Rows and Columns
    3. Create and Modify Charts
    4. Display Crosstabs and Charts in the Same Report
  6. Filters and Prompts
    1. Definitions
    2. Model and Custom Filters
    3. Creating, Editing and Removing Filters
    4. Creating Prompts
  7. Summaries and Calculations
    1. Subtotals
    2. Create Simple Calculations
    3. Create Query Calculations
  8. Dimensional Reporting
    1. Create Reports with Cubes
    2. Define Members and Sets
    3. Create Dimensional Filters
      1. Context Filters
      2. Top or Bottom Filters
    4. Dimensional Calculations and Percents
    5. Tuples
    6. Custom Sets
  9. Formatting
    1. The Page Layout/Multi-Display Reports
    2. Page Headers and Footers
    3. Blocks, Tables and Graphics in Reports
  10. Conditional Formatting
    1. Define Conditional Formatting
    2. Create Conditional Styles
    3. Create Conditional Palettes
  11. Running and Saving Reports
    1. Save and Export Reports
    2. Using the Scheduler
    3. My Activities and Schedules
  12. Advanced Techniques
    1. Import External Data
    2. Best Practices for Cognos Workspace
    3. Open Cognos Workspace Advanced Reports in Report Studio
  13. Summary
Class Materials

Each student in our Live Online and our Onsite classes receives a comprehensive set of materials, including course notes and all the class examples.

Class Prerequisites

Experience in the following is required for this Cognos class:

  • A basic knowledge of Windows, Internet Explorer, and browser techniques is expected.
Preparing for Class

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Length: 2 Days
  • Private Class for your Team
  • Online or On-location
  • Customizable
  • Expert Instructors

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