Description

This training program is intended to manage report creators in expanding on their aptitude with IBM Cognos Analytics by applying dimensional strategies to reports. Through intelligent showings and activities, members will figure out how to creator reports that explore and control dimensional information structures utilizing the particular dimensional capacities and highlights accessible in IBM Cognos Analytics.
Radiant Techlearning offers IBM Cognos Analytics: Author Reports Advanced (v11.0.x) training program in Classroom & Virtual Instructor Led/Online Mode.

 

Duration: 16 Hours

 

Learning Objectives

On completion of this course, professionals should be able to:

  • Create query models
  • Create reports based on query relationships
  • Introduction to dimensional reporting concepts
  • Introduction to dimensional data in reports
  • Dimensional report context
  • Focus your dimensional data
  • Calculations and dimensional functions
  • Create advanced dynamic reports
  • Design effective prompts
  • Examine the report specification
  • Distribute reports
  • Enhance user interaction with HTML
  • Introduction to IBM Cognos Active Reports
  • Active Report charts and decks

Prerequisites

In order to benefit from this course, professionals should have prior:

  • 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

Audience Profile

  • Report Authors

Course Details

Module 1 Create query models

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

Module 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

Module 3 Introduction to dimensional reporting concepts

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

Module 4 Introduction to dimensional data in reports

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

Module 5 Dimensional report context

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

Module 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

Module 7 Calculations and dimensional functions

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

Module 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

Module 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

Module 10 Examine the report specification

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

Module 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

Module 12 Enhance user interaction with HTML

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

Module 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 behaviour in a report
  • Create interaction between multiple controls and variables

Module 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

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