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IBM Cognos Analytics – Author Reports Fundamentals (v11.0)

Learn report building with relational data models.
Instructor-led, remote learning
3 days

Details of IBM Cognos Analytics – Author Reports Fundamentals (v11.0)

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

IBM Cognos Analytics – Author Reports Fundamentals (v11.0) is intended for report authors.

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

1. Introduction to IBM Cognos Analytics – Reporting
• Examine IBM Cognos Analytics – Reporting and its interface
• Explore different report types
• Create reports in preview or design mode
• Create a simple, sorted, and formatted report
• Examine dimensionally modelled and dimensional data sources
• Explore how data items are added queries
• Examine personal data sources and data modules

2. Create list reports
• Group, format, and sort list reports
• Describe options for aggregating data
• Create a multi-fact query
• Create a report with repeated data

3. Focus reports using filters
• Create filters to narrow the focus of reports
• Examine detail filters and summary filters
• Determine when to apply filters on aggregate data

4. Create crosstab reports
• Format and sort crosstab reports
• Create complex crosstabs using drag and drop functionality
• Create crosstabs using unrelated data items

5. Present data graphically
• Create charts containing peer and nested items
• Add context to charts
• Create and reuse custom chart palettes
• Introduce visualizations
• Present key data in a single dashboard report

6. Focus reports using prompts
• Identify various prompt types
• Use parameters and prompts to focus data
• Search for prompt types
• Navigate between pages

7. Extend reports using calculations
• Create calculations based on data in the data source
• Add run-time information to the reports
• Create expressions using functions

8. Use additional report building techniques
• Enhance report design with report objects
• Reuse objects within the same report
• Share layout components among separate reports
• Discuss report templates
• Choose options to handle reports with no available data

9. Customize reports with conditional formatting
• Create multi-lingual reports
• Highlight exceptional data
• Show and hide data
• Conditionally render objects in reports
• Conditionally format one crosstab measure based on another

10. Drill-through definitions
• Discuss parameter-driven drill through
• Discuss dynamic drill through
• Set up package-based drill-through definitions
• Set scope
• Use the Drill Through Assistant

11. Enhance report layout
• Force page breaks in reports
• Modify existing report structures
• Apply horizontal formatting
• Specify print options for PDF reports
• Combine data containers displaying data from different queries
• Format data and report objects

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