IBM Cognos Report Studio

Course:  COGNOSR
Duration:  2 Days
Level:  I
Course Summary

This 2 day course is designed to provide an introduction to the key concepts required to build and use reports in IBM Cognos Report Studio. It covers the use of Cognos Connection for report management and access, the building of basic and advanced reports in Report Studio, and a number of key techniques for creating professional reports for distribution to business users.

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Topics Covered In This Course

MODULE 1

Introduction to Cognos Connection

  • What is Cognos Connection
  • Accessing Reports
  • Managing Report Distribution
  • Scheduling Reports

MODULE 2

Report Studio Introduction

  • The Report Studio Interface
  • Report Types
  • Adding Objects to Reports
  • Viewing the results
  • Properties and Layouts

MODULE 3

Creating List and Crosstab Reports

  • Understanding List Reports
  • Creating Crosstabs
  • Data Sets and Measures
  • More Complex Data Layouts
  • Grouping and Sorting
  • Formatting Options

MODULE 4

Creating Charts

  • Creating a Chart Report
  • Chart Types
  • Formatting Charts
  • Color Palettes
  • Chart Properties

MODULE 5

Prompts and Filters

  • Setting up Parameters
  • Using Prompts
  • Prompt Types
  • Prompt Pages
  • Cascading Prompts
  • Filtering Data

MODULE 6

Conditional Formatting

  • Changing displays based on Conditions
  • Defining the conditions
  • Highlighting Exceptions
  • Conditional Formatting

MODULE 7

Report Design and Layout

  • Effective Report Design
  • Using Tables
  • Spacing Objects with Blocks
  • Adding text and expressions
  • Adding Pages, Headers & Footers
  • Drill Through Reports

MODULE 8

More Advanced Techniques

  • Calculations and Functions
  • Bursting Reports
  • Advanced Formatting
  • Layouts and Templates
  • Handling Queries
  • Dashboards
What You Can Expect

To use of Cognos Connection for report management and access, the building of basic and advanced reports in Report Studio, and a number of key techniques for creating professional reports for distribution to business users.

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