IBM Cognos Analytics Author Reports Advanced V11.1.x B6259G

Duration: 
2 days
Codes: 
B6259G
Versions: 
V11.1.X

Overview

This course teaches experienced authors advanced report building techniques to enhance, customize, manage, and distribute reports. Additionally, the student will learn how to create highly interactive and engaging reports that can be run offline by creating Active Reports.

Skills Gained

  • Create query models
  • Create reports based on query relationships
  • Introduction to dimensional reporting concepts
  • Introduction to dimensional data in reports
  • Dimensional report context
  • Focus your dimensional data
  • Calculations and dimensional functions
  • Create advanced dynamic reports
  • Design effective prompts
  • Examine the report specification
  • Distribute reports
  • Enhance user interaction with HTML
  • Introduction to IBM Cognos Active Reports
  • Active Report charts and decks

Prerequisites

  • Knowledge of your business requirements
  • Previous experience building reports with IBM Cognos Analytics V11.1.x, or you have taken the IBM Cognos Analytics: Author Reports Fundamentals (V11.1.x) course.

Course Outline

Create query models

  • Build a query and connect it to a report

Answer a business question by referencing data in a separate query

Create reports based on query relationships

  • Create join relationships between queries

Combine data containers based on relationships from different queries

  • Create a report comparing the percentage of change Introduction to dimensional reporting concepts
  • Examine data sources and model types
  • Describe the dimensional approach to queries

Apply report authoring styles

Introduction to dimensional data in reports

  • Use members to create reports
  • Identify sets and tuples in reports

Use query calculations and set definitions

Dimensional report context

  • Examine dimensional report members
  • Examine dimensional report measures

Use the default measure to create a summarized column in a report

Focus your dimensional data

  • Focus your report by excluding members of a defined set
  • Compare the use of the filter() function to a detail filter

Filter dimensional data using slicers

Enhance user interaction with HTML

  • Create interactive reports using HTML
  • Include additional information with tooltips

Send emails using links in a report

Calculations and dimensional functions

  • Examine dimensional functions
  • Show totals and exclude members

Create a percent of base calculation

Create advanced dynamic reports

  • Use query macros
  • Control report output using a query macro
  • Create a dynamic growth report

Create a report that displays summary data before detailed data and uses singletons to summarize information

Design effective prompts

  • Create a prompt that allows users to select conditional formatting values
  • Create a prompt that provides users a choice between different filters
  • Create a prompt to let users choose a column sort order

Create a prompt to let users select a display type

Examine the report specification

  • Examine report specification flow
  • Identify considerations when modifying report specifications

Customize reporting objects

Distribute reports

  • Burst a report to email recipients by using a data item
  • Burst a list report to the IBM Cognos Analytics portal by using a burst table

Burst a crosstab report to the IBM Cognos Analytics portal by using a burst table and a master detail relationship

Introduction to IBM Cognos Active Reports

  • Examine Active Report controls and variables
  • Create a simple Active Report using Static and Data-driven controls
  • Change filtering and selection behavior in a report

Create interaction between multiple controls and variables

Active Report charts and decks

Create an Active Report with 11.0 visualizations

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