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B6059G – IBM Cognos Analytics: Author Reports Advanced

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This course teaches Professional Report Authors about advanced report building techniques using relational data models, and ways of enhancing, customizing, and managing professional reports. The course builds on topics presented in the Fundamentals course. Students will participate in interactive demonstrations and exercises that illustrate key concepts while learning how to use advanced features in the product builds on topics learned in the Fundamentals course.

Course Length: 2 day(s)

Course Price: $1400 CAD

Available Course Formats:

  • In-class
  • Instructor Led Online
  • Self-Paced Virtual Classroom

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Course: B6059G – IBM Cognos Analytics: Author Reports Advanced

Create Query Models

  • Build query models and then connect them to the report layout
  • Edit an SQL statement to author custom queries
  • Add filters and prompts to a report using the query models
  • Create reports based on query relationships
  • Create reports by joining queries
  • Combine data containers based on relationships from different queries

Create Advanced Dynamic Reports

  • Filter reports on session parameter values
  • Navigate a briefing book using a table of contents
  • Create dynamic headers and titles that reflect report data
  • Create a customer invoice report

Design Effective Prompts

  • Control report displays using prompts
  • Specify conditional formatting values using prompts
  • Specify conditional rendering of objects based on prompt selection
  • Create sorted and filtered reports based on prompt selection

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 with tabbed pages

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

Distribute Reports through Bursting

  • Distribute reports through bursting
  • Create burst keys
  • Identify report recipients and data items using burst tables
  • Distribute reports using email and the IBM Cognos Analytics portal

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

End-to-End Workshop

  • Report 1: Burst a sales report by country
  • Report 2: Create a report letting users choose top and bottom number of product types
  • Report 3: Let users choose a chart type to display with a crosstab

Appendix A - Explore the Prompt API (Optional)

  • Describe the Prompt API
  • Describe the uses of the Prompt API
  • Describe the primary objects, methods, and properties used in the Prompt API
  • Review prompt values
  • Explore the enhancement of prompts in reports with the Prompt API

Audience

This course is intended for Report Authors.

Prerequisites

  • Knowledge of your business requirements
  • B6088 - IBM Cognos Analytics for Consumers (eLearning)

Instructor Led In Classroom

Newcomp can directly deliver  IBM Business Analytics courses for Business Intelligence, Performance Management, and IBM Advanced Analytics through the use of in-class training facilities.

Currently,  in-class courses are offered in Markham, Ottawa, Vancouver, Halifax, and Edmonton. Please note that classes can be added to new areas based on demand.

Instructor Led Online

Students receive the same quality as an in-class course, with a live instructor and the ability to participate in hands-on labs through real-life examples

ILOs help cut costs by reducing time and travel as they can be taken from home or the office and require only the use of a computer, high-speed wired internet and a headset.

Self Paced

Students can receive the same high-quality training, with the same courseware at their own speed and schedule with SPVC.  Individuals with busy schedules can complete a course over a 30-day timeframe at a lower price than in-class or ILO courses. Please note that there is no live interaction with an instructor in this format.