Reporting on the Web (Report Studio) with IBM Cognos 10

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2
Days
  • Customized Content
  • For Groups of 5+
  • Online or On-location
  • Expert Instructors
Overview

This Reporting on the Web (Report Studio) with IBM Cognos 10 training class introduces basic and intermediate reporting techniques with IBM Cognos' Report Studio. Basic topics include IBM Cognos Connection, designing simple queries, charts, grouping, filters, prompts, calculations and more. Intermediate topics include formatting, conditional formatting, multi-query reports, drill through reports and more. The course format includes lecture, instructor-led exercises and independent workshops.

This course is for report authors/developers and other users, who will create, maintain, and run reports in Report Studio.

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 headers.
  5. Create filter expressions to limit data.
  6. Create value, text box and date prompts.
  7. Apply basic formatting to reports.
  8. Apply conditional formatting to reports.
  9. Create basic drill-through reports.
  10. Create a simple dashboard report.
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 Report Studio
    1. Definitions - Packages, Subjects, Measures, etc.
    2. The Report Studio Interface
    3. Templates
    4. Create a List Report
    5. Add and Remove Data
    6. Changing Measure Aggregation Properties
    7. Grouping and Associated Features
    8. Set Rows per Page and Page Breaks
  4. Introduction to 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
  5. Introduction to Filters
    1. Definitions
    2. Model and Custom Filters
    3. Creating, Editing and Removing Detail and Summary Filters
  6. Parameters and Prompts
    1. Definitions
    2. Create Prompts and Prompt Pages
    3. Multiple Prompts in a Single Report
    4. Cascading Prompts
  7. Calculations
    1. Define Calculations
    2. Subtotals
    3. Query and Layout Calculations
    4. Use Functions in Calculations
  8. Formatting
    1. Fonts and Styles
    2. Headers and Footers
    3. Sections
    4. Blocks, Tables and Graphics in Reports
    5. Reuse Objects
  9. Conditional Formatting
    1. The Condition Explorer
    2. Creating Boolean and String Conditional Formats
  10. Introduction to Mapping and Advanced Charting
    1. Introduction to Mapping
    2. Microcharts in a Crosstab
  11. Complex Reports
    1. Multi-display Reports
    2. Drill-Through Reports
    3. Master-Detail Reports
    4. Add a Spreadsheet to a Report
    5. Condensed Reports
  12. Saving and Scheduling Reports
    1. Save and Export Reports
    2. Using the Scheduler
    3. My Activities and Schedules
  13. Summary
  14. Appendix
    1. Create a Crosstab from a Cube
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.
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