B6258G - IBM Cognos Analytics: Author Reports Fundamentals v11.1.x

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.

Code: b6258g

Duration: 3.0 days

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1. What is IBM Cognos Analytics - Reporting

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

2. Dimensionally modeled relational data

3. Use personal data sources and data modules

  • Upload personal data
  • Upload custom images
  • Using navigation paths in a data module

4. Examine list reports

  • Group data
  • Format columns
  • Include headers and footers

5. Aggregate fact data

  • Identify differences in aggregation

6. Multiple facts and repeated information

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

7. Add repeated information to reports

  • Create a mailing list report

8. Create crosstab reports

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

9. Create complex crosstab reports

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

10. Work with crosstab data

  • Format, sort, and aggregate a crosstab

11. Create discontinuous crosstab reports

12. Create visualization reports

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

13. Focus reports using filters

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

14. 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

15. Use calculations

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

16. 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

17.Drill-through definitions

  • Navigate to related data

18. 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

19. 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



This course is not associated with any Certification.

Course Benefits

  • Career growth
  • Broad Career opportunities
  • Worldwide recognition from leaders
  • Up-to Date technical skills
  • Popular Certification Badges

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