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COGNOS 8Report Studio

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Agenda Report Studio Overview Report Studio New features Workshops

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Cognos Report studioInsertable Object pane Page, Query & Condition Explorer

Object Property pane Work Area

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Report studio New features Drill-up / drill-down. Layout components can now be shared between reports. Conditional Rendering of Objects in Reports New Member summary and Report functions Creation of Query Studio Template Maps New Chart types added Drill behavior enabled in Charts Baselines, markers and notes. Class styles Crosstab Nodes and Crosstab Node Members Disconnected or disjoint crosstabs, or crosstabs with unrelated columns. Page setsCOGNOS 8BI TOOLSBI Practice

Report Studio Overview Reports BI reports Lists Crosstabs Charts Repeater Maps Multi-Frame Drill up/down, through Freeform Layout Multi-PageCOGNOS 8BI TOOLSBI Practice

Complex Reports

List ReportsList report shows data in rows and columns. It is used to show detailed information. The layout options available in a list report are

Headers and footers List header Once for each occurrence of the list Ex. on each page

Overall header Once for the entire list

Group header(s) Group footer(s) Overall footer List footerCOGNOS 8BI TOOLSBI Practice

Crosstab ReportsCrosstab reports are used to show information in a more compact form than in a grouped list. Crosstabs are composed of edges - Row edge defines the members listed on the left side of the crosstab - Column edge defines the members listed at the top of the crosstab - Cells contain the measure values Edges are composed of: Crosstab Node: a collection of Node Members and Nested Nodes Crosstab Node Member: a collection of data items that define members Measures are also valid parts of an edge.

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Crosstab ReportsDefault measure: - the measure used when the row/column edge does not define one - dropping a measure into the cells will set the default measure - Report Studio shows the default measure name in the crosstab corner

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Crosstab ReportsThere are distinct drop zones within the crosstab allowing you to create very complex reports very easily. - We use this drop zone to create child objects. - And this drop zone to create peer objects unions. - Every cell has 4 Drop Zones one on each side, one on the top, and one on the bottom.

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Crosstab ReportsUse drag and drop to create many different Crosstab layouts using the Drop Zones Feature

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Crosstab ReportsCrosstab reports features are as follows: Multiple measures Nested rows or columns Multi Grain Drill Up/Down , Drill Through Free Form layout Conditional rendering Maps Totals at groups Row or column

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ChartsCharts are a graphical way of representing data. They reveal trends and relationships that are not evident in tabular reports. There are over 100 chart types and chart sub-types available Column charts Bar charts Pareto Line Pie Area Point Radial Progressive Column Progressive Bar Gauge Maps Scatter, BubbleCOGNOS 8BI TOOLSBI Practice

ChartsOne can define drill up or down or drill through from elements in a chart. Charts can be enhanced by applying informational overlays such as baselines, markers, and notes. Maps Use Map Manager to design your own maps. Maps are defined by layers: Region - color code areas on the map to compare values such as World, Country, or State Point - color or size to map to compare values for cities, plants, sale districts Display - show additional map details to provide context to the reader such as grids and/or an ocean MapsCOGNOS 8BI TOOLSBI Practice

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Query Tabular, Summary and Cube elements are no longer there. Has more simplified structure than in the earlier version. The Query model supports both RDBMS and OLAP data. It also supports Multi-Dimensional Expressions. One can have both a metadata (dimension/hierarchy/level) based and member based views of the dimensional data Joining queries (not Tables), Set Operations on Queries are defined in Query Explorer.

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QueryFilters Detail filters Summary filters Slicers- In a crosstab, a slicer is a filter that is applied to the cells of the crosstab, but not the rows or columns. - A slicer is a set of slicer member sets. Each slicer member set is an expression that returns a set of members from the same dimension. - multiple slicer member sets can not be created against the same dimension. - a child member of a report item can be added as a slicer.

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PromptsPrompts are user interface controls to request user input. The features of prompts are as follows: Used for parameters in filters and calculations Optional and required Single and multiple values Multilingual Report Studio will default prompt type

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Prompt Types Text Box Prompt Value Prompt Select & Search prompt Date prompt Time prompt Date/Time prompt Interval prompt Generated Prompt

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Layout ObjectsThe different layout objects available to create a report are: Table Block Text List Crosstab Chart Map Repeater Bookmark Html Image Hyperlink Calculation Filters Prompt

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Conditional Processing Conditional highlighting based on variables Conditional text based on multilingual variables Conditional Blocks Conditional Rendering: object not rendered based on variable as if the object does not exist (versus exists but transparent or hidden) most useful to hide a column in a list

supported on: Block, Text item, List, List column, Crosstab, Chart, Table, Repeater, Repeater Table, Repeater Table Cell, image, hyperlink, hyperlink button, prompts, HTML item, field set, and so on.

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Shared Layout ComponentsReport Studios use of Shared Layout Components: The layout components can be shared across reports The layout component can be updated at run-time or design time: Each time the report is run it fetches the latest page header and uses it Update the page header only when the Report Studio user elects to do so Layout Component Cache

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