IBM Cognos Analytics (v11.1.x): Author Reports Fundamentals Course Details:

This course provides you with an introduction to report building techniques using relational data models. You’ll learn techniques to enhance, customize, and manage professional reports. Hands-on activities will illustrate and reinforce key concepts and skills.

    Nov 8 2021

    Date: 11/08/2021 - 11/10/2021 (Monday - Wednesday) | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EST)
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    November 8 - 10, 2021 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EST) | Virtual Classroom Live


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    Nov 29 2021

    Date: 11/29/2021 - 12/01/2021 (Monday - Wednesday) | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EST)
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    Dec 20 2021

    Date: 12/20/2021 - 12/22/2021 (Monday - Wednesday) | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EST)
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    December 20 - 22, 2021 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EST) | Virtual Classroom Live


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    Jan 10 2022

    Date: 01/10/2022 - 01/12/2022 (Monday - Wednesday) | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EST)
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    January 10 - 12, 2022 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EST) | Virtual Classroom Live


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    Jan 31 2022

    Date: 01/31/2022 - 02/02/2022 (Monday - Wednesday) | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EST)
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    January 31 - February 2, 2022 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EST) | Virtual Classroom Live


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What is IBM Cognos Analytics Reporting?

  • The Welcome page
  • Consume report content
  • Interactive filtering
  • Working with reports

Dimensionally modeled relational data

Use personal data sources and data modules

  • Upload personal data
  • Upload custom images
  • Using navigation paths in a data module

Examine list reports

  • Group data
  • Format columns
  • Include headers and footers

Aggregate fact data

  • Identify differences in aggregation

Multiple facts and repeated information

  • Use shared dimensions to create multi-fact queries
  • Present repeated information

Add repeated information to reports

  • Create a mailing list report

Create crosstab reports

  • Add measures to a crosstab
  • Data sources for a crosstab

Create complex crosstab reports

  • Add items as peers
  • Create crosstab nodes and crosstab members

Work with crosstab data

  • Format, sort, and aggregate a crosstab

Create discontinuous crosstab reports

Create visualization reports

  • Visualization categories
  • Customize visualizations
  • Client side visualizations
  • Enhanced map visualizations

Focus reports using filters

  • Create filters to narrow the focus
  • Use advanced detail filters
  • Apply a filter with aggregation
  • Use summary filters

Focus reports using prompts

  • Examine parameters and prompts
  • Create a parameter for a report item
  • Add a prompt page
  • Add a prompt item to a report
  • Identify a prompt type
  • Create a cascading prompt

Using calculations

  • What are calculations?
  • Add Date and Time functions
  • Add string functions
  • Display prompt selections in report titles

Customize reports with conditional formatting

  • Three steps for conditional formatting
  • Create a variable
  • Assign the variable to a report object
  • Format based on the conditional value
  • Conditionally render report objects

Drill-through definitions

  • Navigate to related data

Enhance report layouts

  • View the structure of a report
  • Use Guided report layout
  • Force page breaks
  • Create horizontal pagination
  • Modify the report structure
  • Format objects across reports

Additional report-building techniques

  • Enhance a report design
  • Add objects to reports
  • Convert a list to a crosstab
  • Explore reuse

*Please Note: Course Outline is subject to change without notice. Exact course outline will be provided at time of registration.
  • Dimensionally modeled relational data
  • How to use personal data sources and data modules
  • Examining list reports
  • Aggregating fact data
  • Using multiple facts and repeated information
  • Add repeated information to reports
  • Create crosstab reports
  • Complex crosstab report creation
  • Work with crosstab data
  • How to create discontinuous crosstab reports
  • Visualization report creation
  • How to use filter and prompts
  • Use calculations
  • How to customize reports using conditional formatting
  • Drill-through definitions
  • How to enhance report layouts

 

While class exercises are performed within a Cognos Analytics v11.1 environment, our expert instructors can provide guidance on previous Cognos versions and their differences.

You should have:

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

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