Introduction to Reporting in Cognos Analytics

This Introduction to Reporting in Cognos Analytics training class introduces basic and intermediate reporting techniques with IBM Cognos' Reporting. Basic topics include the IBM Cognos Analytics portal, designing simple queries, charts, grouping, filters, prompts, calculations and more. Intermediate topics include formatting, conditional formatting, multi-query reports, creating reports from multiple packages, drill through reports and more. The course format includes lecture, instructor-led exercises and independent workshops.


The audience for this class includes report authors/developers and other users, who will create, maintain, and run reports.

Overview of IBM Cognos Analytics

Overview of IBM Cognos Analytics

Overview of Studios

New Studios and Features in IBM Cognos Analytics 

Overview of IBM Cognos Analytics Portal

IBM Cognos Analytics Portal

Navigating the Portal

Running and Saving Reports and Report Views

Creating Folders 

Introduction to Reporting

Definitions – Packages, Subjects, Measures, etc.

The Reporting Interface


Create a List Report

Add and Remove Data

Changing Measure Aggregation Properties

Grouping and Associated Features

Set Rows per Page and Page Breaks 

Introduction to Crosstabs and Visualizations

Crosstab Basics

Swap Rows and Columns

Create and Modify Visualizations/Charts

Display Crosstabs and Charts in the Same Report 

Introduction to Filters


Model and Custom Filters

Creating, Editing and Removing Detail and Summary Filters 

Parameters and Prompts


Create Prompts and Prompt Pages

Multiple Prompts in a Single Report

Cascading Prompts 


Define Calculations


Query and Layout Calculations

Use Functions in Calculations 


Fonts and Styles

Headers and Footers


Blocks, Tables and Graphics in Reports

Reuse Objects 

Conditional Formatting

The Condition Explorer

Creating Boolean and String Conditional Formats 

Complex Reports

Simple Dashboard Reports

Reports with Multiple Packages

Drill-Through Reports

Use a Dimensional Source in a Report 

Saving and Scheduling Reports

Save and Export Reports

Using the Scheduler

My subscriptions


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Program Details
Duration 2 Days
Capacity Max 12 Persons
Training Type Classroom / Virtual Classroom

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