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IBM Cognos Analytics - Author Reports Advanced V11.0 (B6059G)

IBM Cognos Analytics - Author Reports Advanced V11.0 (B6059G)

Overview

Duration : 2 Days

This course teaches Professional Report Authors about advanced report building techniques using relational data models, and ways of enhancing, customizing, and managing professional reports. The course builds on topics presented in the Fundamentals course. Attendees will participate in interactive demonstrations and exercises that illustrate key concepts while learning how to use advanced features in the product builds on topics learned in the Fundamentals course.

 

Objectives

Course Objectives

  • Please refer to course overview


Course Content

Unit 1 : Create query models

  • build query models and then connect them to the report layout
  • edit an SQL statement to author custom queries
  • add filters and prompts to a report using the query models


Unit 2 : Create reports based on query relationships 

  • create reports by joining queries
  • combine data containers based on relationships from different queries

 

Unit 3 : Create advanced dynamic reports 

  • filter reports on session parameter values
  • navigate a briefing book using a table of contents
  • create dynamic headers and titles that reflect report data
  • create a customer invoice report

 

Unit 4 : Design Effective Prompts

  • control report displays using prompts 
  • specify conditional formatting values using prompts
  • specify conditional rendering of objects based on prompt selection
  • create sorted and filtered reports based on prompt selection

 

Unit 5 : Create additional advanced reports

  • create a report that displays summarized data before detailed data
  • highlight alternate rows in a list report
  • create a report using an external data file
  • use single data items to summarize report information
  • Create a report with tabbed pages. - New


Unit 6 : Examine the report specification

  • examine the report specification structure
  • save and edit reports locally
  • discuss considerations for modifying a report specification
  • discuss adding custom toolbox objects and custom template options


Unit 7 : Distribute reports through bursting

  • distribute reports using bursting
  • create burst keys
  • identify report recipients and data items using burst tables
  • distribute reports using email and the IBM Cognos Analytics portal

 

Unit 8 : Enhance user interaction with HTML

  • create tooltips that clarify report data
  • create a popup window that contains prompts
  • send emails using links in a report

Unit 9 - End-to-end workshop

  • Report 1: Burst a sales report by country
  • Report 2: Create a report letting users choose top and bottom number of product types
  • Report 3: Let users choose a chart type to display with a crosstab

Appendix A - Explore the Prompt API (Optional)

  • describe the Prompt API
  • describe the uses of the Prompt API
  • describe the primary objects, methods and properties used in the Prompt API
  • review prompt values
  • explore the enhancement of prompts in reports with the Prompt API

 

Course Certifications:

This course is not applicable for any Certifications.


Prerequisites:

  • Knowledge of business requirements
  • B6088: IBM Cognos Analytics for Consumers (v11.0) - eLearning 
Course ID:
B6059G


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