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This course provides authors with an introduction to build reports using Cognos Analytics. Techniques to enhance, customize, and manage reports will be explored. Activities will illustrate and reinforce key concepts during this learning opportunity.
- Knowledge of your business requirements
- Experience using IBM Cognos Analytics as a consumer
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
• 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
• Navigate to related data
Enhance report layout
• View the structure of a report
• Use Guided report layout
• Force page breaks
• Create horizontal pagination
• Modify the report structure
• Format objects across reports
Use additional report-building techniques
• Enhance a report design
• Add objects to reports
• Convert a list to a crosstab
• Explore reuse
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