J4258G - IBM Cognos Analytics: Author Reports Fundamentals v11.1.x

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

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.

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Duration: 3.0 days

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Please refer to course overview


1. What is IBM Cognos Analytics - Reporting?

  • The Welcome page
  • Consume report content
  • Interactive filtering
  • Working with reports

2. Dimensionally modeled relational data

  • Use personal data sources and data modules
  • Upload personal data
  • Upload custom images
  • Using navigation paths in a data module

3. Examine list reports

  • Group data
  • Format columns
  • Include headers and footers

4. Aggregate fact data

  • Identify differences in aggregation

5. Multiple facts and repeated information

  • Use shared dimensions to create multi-fact queries
  • Present repeated information

6. Add repeated information to reports

  • Create a mailing list report

7. Create crosstab reports

  • Add measures to a crosstab
  • Data sources for a crosstab

8. Create complex crosstab reports

  • Add items as peers
  • Create crosstab nodes and crosstab members

9. Work with crosstab data

  • Format, sort, and aggregate a crosstab
  • Create discontinuous crosstab reports

10. Create visualization reports

  • Visualization categories
  • Customize visualizations
  • Client side visualizations
  • Enhanced map visualizations

11. Focus reports using filters

  • Create filters to narrow the focus
  • Use advanced detail filters
  • Apply a filter with aggregation
  • >Use summary filters

12. 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

13. Use calculations

  • What are calculations?
  • Add Date and Time functions
  • Add string functions
  • Display prompt selections in report titles

14. 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

15. Drill-through definitions

  • Navigate to related data

16. 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

17. Use additional report-building techniques

  • Enhance a report design
  • Add objects to reports
  • Convert a list to a crosstab
  • Explore reuse




  • Knowledge of your business requirements
  • Experience using IBM Cognos Analytics as a consumer



Course Benefits

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  • Broad Career opportunities
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