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IBM Cognos Report Studio: Author Professional Reports Advanced

This course is intended for Professional Report Authors

IBM Cognos Report Studio: Author Professional Reports Advanced (V10.2) is a two-day, instructor-led course. Building on topics learned in the Fundamentals course, the Advanced course is designed for professional report authors to learn advanced report building techniques using mostly relational data models, and ways of enhancing, customizing, and managing professional reports. Attendees will participate in interactive demos and workshops that illustrate key concepts while learning how to use the product.

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Learning Objectives

Please refer to course overview.

Pre-Requisites

This offering is intended for professional report authors who have a knowledge of their business requirements, basic knowledge of SQL, XML and have taken the IBM Cognos Report Studio: Author Professional Reports Fundamentals (V10.2) course.

Course Content

Create Query Models

  • Build query models and then connect them to the report layout
  • Add filters and prompts to a report using the query model
  • Edit an SQL statement to author custom queries

Create Query Reports Based on Relationships

  • Create reports by merging query results
  • Create reports by joining queries
  • Combine data containers based on relationships from different queries
  • Create query containers containing a single data value

Distribute Reports Through Bursting

  • Distribute reports using bursting
  • create burst keys
  • Identify report recipients and data items using burst tables
  • Distribute reports using email and IBM Cognos Connection

Create Advanced Dynamic Reports

  • Filter reports on session parameter values
  • Navigate a briefing book using a table of contents
  • Create dynamic headers and title that reflect report data
  • Let users navigate to specific locations in reports
  • Create a customer invoice report

Design Effective Prompts

  • Control report displays using prompts
  • Specify conditional formatting values using prompts
  • Create a report that formats based on prompts selection
  • Create a sorted and filtered report based on prompt selection

Enhance User Interaction with HTML

  • Create tooltips that clarify report data
  • Create a popup window that contains prompts
  • Send emails using links in a report

Create Additional Advanced Reports

  • Create a report that displays summarized data before detailed data
  • Highlight alternate rows in a list report
  • Create a report using an external data file
  • Use single data items to summarize report information
  • Create a report using external data
  • Save reports to server file system

Examine the Report Specification

  • Examine the report specification structure
  • Save and edit reports locally
  • Discuss considerations for modifying a report specification
  • Discuss adding custom toolbox objects and custom template options

End-to-End Workshop

  • Various managers have requested a number of reports to answer business questions pertaining to their areas of interest
  • You have been provided with the requirements for each report

Introduction to Event Studio (Optional)

  • Examine the role of Event Studio in Performance Management
  • List the benefits of Event Studio
  • Add tasks to an agent
  • Run an agent

Build Agents with Event Studio (Optional)

  • Create agents
  • Use calculations and parameters in Event Studio
  • Add tasks (email, report, database update, agent)
  • Manage task execution rules
  • Test an event through its lifecycle
  • Schedule an agent

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