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B6061G – IBM Cognos Analytics: Author Reports with Multidimensional Data

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This course is designed to guide report authors in building on their expertise with IBM Cognos Analytics by applying dimensional techniques to author reports. Through interactive demonstrations and exercises, students will learn how to author reports that navigate and manipulate dimensional data structures using the specific dimensional functions and features available in IBM Cognos Analytics.

Course Outline:

Introduction to Dimensional Concepts

  • Identify different data sources and models
  • Investigate the OLAP dimensional structure
  • Identify dimensional data items and expressions
  • Differentiate the IBM Cognos Analytics query language from SQL and MDX
  • Differentiate relational and dimensional report authoring styles

Introduction to Dimensional Data in Reports

  • Work with members
  • Identify sets and tuples in IBM Cognos Analytics

Dimensional Report Context

  • Understand the purpose of report context
  • Understand how data is affected by default and root members

Focus your Dimensional Data

  • Compare dimensional queries to relational queries
  • Explain the importance of filtering dimensional queries
  • Evaluate different filtering techniques
  • Filter based on dimensions and members
  • Filter based on measure values
  • Filter using a slicer

Calculations and Dimensional Functions

  • Use IBM Cognos Analytics dimensional functions to create sets and tuples
  • Perform arithmetic operations in OLAP queries
  • Identify coercion errors and rules

Functions for Navigating Dimensional Hierarchies

  • Navigate dimensional data using family functions

Relative Functions

  • Navigate dimensional data using relative functions
  • Navigate dimensional data using relative time functions

Advanced Drilling Techniques and Member Sets

  • Understand default drill-up and drill-down functionality
  • Identify cases when you need to override default drilling behaviour
  • Configure advanced drilling behaviour to support sophisticated use cases
  • Define member sets to support advanced drilling
  • Define member sets to support functions

Set up Drill-Through Reports

  • Navigate from a specific report to a target report
  • Drill down to greater detail and then navigate to target report
  • Navigate between reports created using different data sources

End-to-End Workshop

  • Review concepts covered throughout the course

Course Audience:

Audience

Professional Report Authors using dimensional data sources.

Prerequisites

Course Offerings:

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.

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Introduction to Dimensional Concepts

  • Identify different data sources and models
  • Investigate the OLAP dimensional structure
  • Identify dimensional data items and expressions
  • Differentiate the IBM Cognos Analytics query language from SQL and MDX
  • Differentiate relational and dimensional report authoring styles

Introduction to Dimensional Data in Reports

  • Work with members
  • Identify sets and tuples in IBM Cognos Analytics

Dimensional Report Context

  • Understand the purpose of report context
  • Understand how data is affected by default and root members

Focus your Dimensional Data

  • Compare dimensional queries to relational queries
  • Explain the importance of filtering dimensional queries
  • Evaluate different filtering techniques
  • Filter based on dimensions and members
  • Filter based on measure values
  • Filter using a slicer

Calculations and Dimensional Functions

  • Use IBM Cognos Analytics dimensional functions to create sets and tuples
  • Perform arithmetic operations in OLAP queries
  • Identify coercion errors and rules

Functions for Navigating Dimensional Hierarchies

  • Navigate dimensional data using family functions

Relative Functions

  • Navigate dimensional data using relative functions
  • Navigate dimensional data using relative time functions

Advanced Drilling Techniques and Member Sets

  • Understand default drill-up and drill-down functionality
  • Identify cases when you need to override default drilling behaviour
  • Configure advanced drilling behaviour to support sophisticated use cases
  • Define member sets to support advanced drilling
  • Define member sets to support functions

Set up Drill-Through Reports

  • Navigate from a specific report to a target report
  • Drill down to greater detail and then navigate to target report
  • Navigate between reports created using different data sources

End-to-End Workshop

  • Review concepts covered throughout the course

Audience

Professional Report Authors using dimensional data sources.

Prerequisites

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.

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