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IBM Cognos Report Studio Advanced Authoring Techniques
IBM Cognos Report Studio Advanced Authoring Techniques
IBM Cognos Report Studio Advanced Authoring Techniques
IBM Cognos Report Studio Advanced Authoring Techniques
IBM Cognos Report Studio Advanced Authoring Techniques
IBM Cognos Report Studio Advanced Authoring Techniques
IBM Cognos Report Studio Advanced Authoring Techniques
IBM Cognos Report Studio Advanced Authoring Techniques
IBM Cognos Report Studio Advanced Authoring Techniques
IBM Cognos Report Studio Advanced Authoring Techniques
IBM Cognos Report Studio Advanced Authoring Techniques
IBM Cognos Report Studio Advanced Authoring Techniques
IBM Cognos Report Studio Advanced Authoring Techniques
IBM Cognos Report Studio Advanced Authoring Techniques
IBM Cognos Report Studio Advanced Authoring Techniques
IBM Cognos Report Studio Advanced Authoring Techniques
IBM Cognos Report Studio Advanced Authoring Techniques
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IBM Cognos Report Studio Advanced Authoring Techniques

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Learn about advanced authoring techniques using IBM Cognos Report Studio. Find recorded demonstrations of techniques that enable you to: …

Learn about advanced authoring techniques using IBM Cognos Report Studio. Find recorded demonstrations of techniques that enable you to:

• Create a conditional drill-through report
• Implement advanced prompting with dimensional data
• Set up drill-through to Query Studio
• Freeze column headers in a List Report
• Create an Active Report

This slide deck is part of a recorded Senturus webinar, “IBM Cognos Report Studio Advanced Authoring Techniques and Cognos 10 New Features.” To view the free recording of this entire presentation and download the slide deck, visit www.senturus.com. You will find this and many other webinars and resources about IBM Cognos Business Intelligence and related topics.

Senturus designs and builds Business Intelligence systems to enable executives to better run their businesses. Since 2001, Senturus has been an IBM Cognos Premier Business Partner and delivered over 1400 projects to 650+ clients in a breadth of industries and applications.

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  • 1. 9 IBM CognosAdvanced Reporting Techniques and Cognos 10 New Features Albert Valdez, III Director of Education Services, Senturus, Inc. Helping Companies Learn From the Past, Manage the Present and Shape the Future
  • 2. This slide deck is part of a recorded webinar. To view the FREE recording of this entire presentation and download the slide deck, go to www.senturus.com/recorded-webinars.phpYou will find this—and many other recorded webinars-- under the “IBM Cognos Business Intelligence ”
  • 3. Today’s Agenda• Welcome and Introduction• Advanced Authoring Techniques Demonstrations 1. Create a conditional drill-through report 2. Advanced Prompting with Dimensional data 3. Set up drill-through to Query Studio 4. Freeze column headers in a List Report 5. Create an Active Report• Upcoming day-long hands-on training sessions• Overview of Cognos Training Options• Review and Wrap-up
  • 4. Today’s Format• Demonstration will begin shortly• Please submit questions via the GoToWebinar Question pane in the GoToWebinar control panel• We will address questions LIVE at the conclusion of the presentation, so if you do not get an immediate response, please HOLD ON!• We will try to answer EVERY question via email if we do not get a chance to respond while you are attending the Webinar
  • 5. Welcome and Introduction• Who am I? – Albert Valdez, Director of Education Services at Senturus – 11 years as a Technical Trainer, focused on Business Intelligence and Performance Management – 5 years as a Senior Education Specialist at Cognos, Inc. – Lifetime CTT+ Certification from CompTIA – IBM Cognos Certified – Last 6+ Years as a Senior Consultant, Solutions Architect, Education Director• Who is Senturus? – IBM Premier Business Partner, Cognos Platinum Partner 2002- 2008 – Full Service Solutions provider – Data Warehouse – Program Management – Performance Management – Platform-Independent
  • 6. Demonstration Materials• Standard Cognos 10 Samples• GO Sales (query) relational package• Sales and Marketing PowerCube• Follow instructions in the Cognos 10 Business Intelligence Installation and Configuration Guide, Chapter 9: Samples• All Demos in the Webinar are based on this database, which is part of every standard Cognos 10 B.I. installation• This deck will available for download on our website following the Webinar• ALL Techniques demonstrated today are relevant to Cognos 10
  • 7. New Features in Cognos 10 Report Studio• If you are interested in an overview of ALL the Cognos 10 New Features: – Check out our Recorded Webinar: “Cognos 10 Under the Hood”!• What’s new for Professional Report Authors? – Active Reports – External Data Access – NEW Charting Engine – Improved overall user interface – Enhanced Filtering, Sorting, and Calculation tools – New Chart and Palette tools
  • 8. IBM Cognos Advanced Authoring Techniques DemonstrationDemo 1 (Create a Conditional Drill-through)Purpose: We want to provide a summary report of our Retailers’ performance.We want our users to have access to further details, but only if a Retailer meetscertain performance criteria. We can use a Conditional Block to only show thedrillable text when the Retailer has achieved at least $10 Million in totalRevenue. To view a free recoding of this demo, go to www.senturus.com/recorded-webinars.php You will find this recording under the IBM Cognos Business Intelligence section. It is entitled Cognos Advanced Report Authoring & New Features in Report Studio v.10.
  • 9. IBM Cognos Advanced Authoring Techniques DemonstrationDemo 2 (Freeze Column Headers)Purpose: We want all of our data to be on a single page. We want to freeze thelist column titles. To view a free recoding of this demo, go to www.senturus.com/recorded-webinars.php You will find this recording under the IBM Cognos Business Intelligence section. It is entitled Cognos Advanced Report Authoring & New Features in Report Studio v.10.
  • 10. IBM Cognos Advanced Authoring Techniques DemonstrationDemo 3 (Prompt for a Date Range in a Dimensional Report and Drill-through to Details in an Ad-Hoc Studio)Purpose: Create a report the prompts for a Month and then displays resultsfrom that month forward. Using proper Dimensional authoring techniques, wewill develop our results in stages. We also want to drill-through from the Cubeto details located in Query Studio. To view a free recoding of this demo, go to www.senturus.com/recorded-webinars.php You will find this recording under the IBM Cognos Business Intelligence section. It is entitled Cognos Advanced Report Authoring & New Features in Report Studio v.10.
  • 11. IBM Cognos Advanced Authoring Techniques DemonstrationDemo 4 (Create an Active Report with Data-driven controls)Purpose: We have information consumers that are looking for an interactivereport that they can take on the road with them. They should be able to focuson certain Product Lines and Sales Regions. To view a free recoding of this demo, go to www.senturus.com/recorded-webinars.php You will find this recording under the IBM Cognos Business Intelligence section. It is entitled Cognos Advanced Report Authoring & New Features in Report Studio v.10.
  • 12. This slide deck is part of a recorded webinar. To view the FREE recording of this entire presentation and download the slide deck, go to www.senturus.com/recorded-webinars.phpYou will find this—and many other recorded webinars-- under the “IBM Cognos Business Intelligence ”
  • 13. Cognos Training Options• IBM Public Classroom Training• Training from a Certified Partner, On-site or Public• Custom On-site Training• Small group Mentoring/Knowledge Transfer• Remote/On-line Training• Computer Based Training
  • 14. About Senturus Training• What does Senturus Training offer?• Why not just go to the IBM/Cognos public classes? – On-site is more cost-effective when there are more than 3 people to train – Courses are delivered at your location, on your schedule – Attendance is limited to your group, minimizing distractions, and allowing our instructors to focus on your group’s pertinent concerns – Course content and format can be structured specifically to your audience• As an IBM Partner, we can offer discounts on IBM Public training starting at 10%• We are your Training Partner!
  • 15. What does Senturus Training offer:• Standard On-site Classroom delivery – Based on Great Outdoors sample data – Can be delivered anywhere, anytime – Compressed format (fewer days) – $3,495 per day list price (up to 12 students)• Customized On-site Classroom delivery – Based on client’s data – Requires longer lead times so we can prepare materials – Higher impact – $3,495 per day of delivery and course prep• Small Group Mentoring – We work on your data, in your environment – Our experts facilitate the learning process while resolving actual issues or working toward a concrete deliverable – Small group size allows for personalized knowledge transfer at the appropriate pace – Rates start at $2000/day
  • 16. Contact Senturus Senturus, Inc www.senturus.com sales@senturus.com 888-601-6010

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