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This course teaches Professional Report Authors about advanced report building techniques using relational data models & ways of enhancing, customizing & managing professional reports. The course builds on topics presented in the Fundamentals course...

Course Outline

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. Attendees 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.

Who Can Benefit

Report Authors

Course Outline

1: 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

2: Create reports based on query relationships
create reports by joining queries
combine data containers based on relationships from different queries

3: 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

4: 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

5: 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. - New

6: 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

7: 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 the IBM Cognos Analytics portal

8: 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

9: 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

Prerequisites & Certificates

Knowledge of business requirements B6088: IBM Cognos Analytics for Consumers (v11.0) - eLearning

Certificates offered

Certificate of Completion

Cancellation Policy
We require 16 calendar days notice to reschedule or cancel any registration. Failure to provide the required notification will result in 100% charge of the course. If a student does not attend a scheduled course without prior notification it will result in full forfeiture of the funds and no reschedule will be allowed. Within the required notification period, only student substitutions will be permitted.

Reschedules are permitted at anytime with 16 or more calendar days notice. Enrollments must be rescheduled within six months of the cancel date or funds on account will be forfeited.
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