IBM Cognos Analytics: Author Reports Fundamentals (v11.0.x)
This course will introduce Business Authors to the report writing techniques that use relational data models. Activities will showcase and reinforce key concepts during this learning opportunity as methods of enhancing, customizing, and managing professional reports are explored

Author Active Reports by IBM Cognos

⏳ Time duration: 3 days
🌐 Location: Virtual
󠀁🗣 Language: English
✅ Partner: IBM


What will you accomplish?

In this course you will learn:

  •  Communicate information effectively
  •  Manage reports offline
  • Customize reports efficiently

For more information, please check this page on IBM's website, as well as this P2L blog on IBM Author Reports Fundamentals.

Who is this course for?

Individuals who have taken
IBM Cognos Analytics for Consumers (v11.0) WBT course or have experience as a Reports Author.

Course Outline

What is IBM Cognos Analytics - Reporting-
- Create a simple list report
- Create a report from a dimensionally modeled relational data source

Examine personal data sources and data modules
- Upload personal data
- Upload custom images
- Use navigation paths
- Create a report from a personal data source

Examine list reports

- Group data in a list
- Format columns in a list
- Include headers and footers in a list
- Enhance a list report

Aggregate measure/fact data

- Identify differences in aggregation
- Explore data aggregation

Use shared dimensions to create multi-fact queries

- Create a multi-fact query in a list report
Add repeated information to reports
- Create a mailing list report

Create crosstab reports

- Add measures to a crosstab
- Data sources for a crosstab
- Create a simple crosstab report

Create complex crosstab reports

- Add items as peers
- Create crosstab nodes and crosstab members
- Create a complex crosstab report

Format, sort, and aggregate data in a crosstab

- Sort, format, and aggregate a crosstab report
Create discontinuous crosstab reports
- Present unrelated items using a discontinuous crosstab

Create a visualization report

- Create and format a visualization report
- Create a report that uses a Map visualization
- Show the same data graphically and numerically

Focus reports using filters

- Apply filters to a report
- Apply a detail filter on fact data in a report
- Apply a summary filter to a report

Focus reports using prompts

- Create a prompt by adding a parameter
- Add a value prompt to a report
- Add a Select & search prompt to a report
- Create a cascading prompt

Augment reports using calculations

- Add calculations to a report
- Display prompt selections in the report title
Customize reports with conditional formatting
- Create a multilingual report
- Highlight exceptional data and conditionally render a column

Drill-through definitions

- Let users navigate to related data in IBM Cognos Analytics
Enhance report layout
- Create a report structured on data items
- Create a condensed list report

Use additional report building techniques

- Section a report and reuse objects within the same report
- Reuse layout components in a different report
- Explore options for reports that contain no data


Sep 26-28, 2022

Oct 24-26, 2022

Nov 28-30, 2022