IBM Cognos Report Studio: Author Professional Reports Fundamentals (V10.2)

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IBM Cognos Report Studio: Author Professional Reports Fundamentals (V10.2)

Course ID: CLBI013

Course Overview

IBM Cognos Report Studio: Author Professional Reports Fundamentals (V10.2) is a three-day, instructor- led course. It is designed for professional report authors to learn report building techniques using relational data models, and methods of enhancing, customizing, and managing professional reports. Attendees will participate in hands-on demos and workshops that illustrate key concepts while learning how to use the product.

Who Needs to Attend

This intermediate course is intended for Professional Report Authors.

Prerequisites

This offering is intended for professional report authors who have a knowledge of their business requirements, experience using the Windows OS and a web browser, and have also taken the IBM Cognos BI for Consumers (10.2) WBT.

Course Objectives

Please refer to Course Overview for description information.

Course Content

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[accordion_item in="true" id_parent="faq" title="Overview of IBM Cognos BI"]

  • Describe IBM Cognos BI and Financial Performance Management
  • Describe IBM Cognos BI components
  • Describe IBM Cognos BI architecture at a high level
  • Define IBM Cognos groups and roles
  • Explain how to extend IBM Cognos

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[accordion_item in="false" id_parent="faq" title="Introduction to the Reporting Application"]

  • Examine Report Studio and its interface
  • Explore different report types
  • Create a simple, sorted, and formatted report
  • Explore how data items are added to queries

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[accordion_item in="false" id_parent="faq" title="Create List Reports"]

  • Format, group, and sort list reports
  • Describe options for aggregating data
  • Create a multi-fact query

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[accordion_item in="false" id_parent="faq" title="Create a report with repeated data Focus Reports Using Filters"]

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

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[accordion_item in="false" id_parent="faq" title="Create Crosstab Reports"]

  • Format and sort crosstab reports
  • Convert a list to a crosstab
  • Create crosstabs using unrelated data items
  • Create complex crosstabs using drag and drop functionality

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[accordion_item in="false" id_parent="faq" title="Present Data Graphically"]

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

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[accordion_item in="false" id_parent="faq" title="Focus Reports Using Prompts"]

  • Identify various prompt types
  • Use parameters and prompts to focus data
  • Search for prompt items
  • Customize prompts to facilitate users’ choices
  • Navigate between pages
  • Display users’ prompt selections in the report Extend Reports Using Calculations
  • Create calculations based on data in the data source
  • Add run-time information to the reports
  • Create expressions using functions

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[accordion_item in="false" id_parent="faq" title="Present Data Using Maps"]

  • Present data using map reports
  • Navigate to another level within a map Use Additional Report Building Techniques
  • Reuse objects within the same report
  • Share layout components among separate reports
  • Discuss report templates
  • Add pages to a report
  • Choose options to handle reports with no available data

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[accordion_item in="false" id_parent="faq" title="Customize Reports with Conditional Formatting"]

  • Create multi-lingual reports
  • Highlight exceptional data
  • Show and hide data
  • Conditionally render objects in reports Drill-Through From One Report to Another
  • Let users navigate from a specific report to a target report
  • Pass parameter values to filter the data in drill-through targets

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[accordion_item in="false" id_parent="faq" title="Drill-through Definitions"]

  • Enable users to navigate to related data in IBM Cognos BI
  • Parameter-driven drill through vs. dynamic drill through
  • Steps to enable drill-through access for a package
  • Limit the items that users ca drill through from (set scope)
  • Set a measure as the scope
  • Drill Through Assistant

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[accordion_item in="false" id_parent="faq" title="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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