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J4159G - IBM Cognos Analytics: Author Reports Advanced v11.0.x

Overview

Duration: 2 days

Contains PDF course guide, as well as a lab environment where students can work through demonstrations and exercises at their own pace.

This offering teaches Professional Report Authors about advanced report building techniques using relational data models, dimensional data, and ways of enhancing, customizing, managing, and distributing professional reports. The course builds on topics presented in the Fundamentals course. Activities will illustrate and reinforce key concepts during this learning activity.

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Objectives

Please refer to course overview

Content

1. Create query models

  • Build a query and connect it to a report
  • Answer a business question by referencing data in a separate query

     

    2. 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

     

    3. Introduction to dimensional reporting concepts

  • Examine data sources and model types
  • Describe the dimensional approach to queries
  • Apply report authoring styles

     

    4. Introduction to dimensional data in reports

  • Use members to create reports
  • Identify sets and tuples in reports
  • Use query calculations and set definitions

     

    5. Dimensional report context

  • Examine dimensional report members
  • Examine dimensional report measures
  • Use the default measure to create a summarized column in a report

     

    6. 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

     

    7. Calculations and dimensional functions

  • Examine dimensional functions
  • Show totals and exclude members
  • Create a percent of base calculation

     

    8. 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

     

    9. 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

     

    10. Examine the report specification

  • Examine report specification flow
  • Identify considerations when modifying report specifications
  • Customize reporting objects

     

    11. 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

     

    12. Enhance user interaction with HTML

  • Create interactive reports using HTML
  • Include additional information with tooltips
    • Send emails using links in a report

     

    13. 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

     

    14. Active Report charts and decks

  • Create an Active Report with a Data deck
  • Use Master detail relationships with Decks
  • Optimize Active Reports
  • Create an Active Report with new visualizations

  • Audience

    Report Authors

    Prerequisites

  • Knowledge of your business requirements
  • IBM Cognos Analytics for Consumers (v11.0) WBT or equivalent knowledge
  • IBM Cognos Analytics: Author Reports Fundamentals (v11.0.x) or equivalent knowledge
  • Certification

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