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IBM Cognos 10 is the next generation off the leading performance management, analysis, and reporting standard for mid- to large-sized companies. One of the most exciting and useful aspects of IBM Cognos software is its powerful custom report creation capabilities. After learning the basics, report authors in the enterprise need to apply the technology to reports in their actual, complex work environment. This book provides that advanced know how. Using practical examples based on years of teaching experiences as IBM Cognos instructors, the authors provide you with examples of typical advanced reporting designs and complex queries in reports. The reporting solutions in this book can be directly used in a variety of real-world scenarios to provide answers to your business problems today. The complexity of the queries and the application of design principles go well beyond basic course content or introductory books. IBM Cognos 10 Report Studio: Practical Examples will help you find the answers to specific questions based on your data and your business model. It will use a combination tutorial and cookbook approach to show real-world IBM Cognos 10 Report Studio solutions. If you are still using IBM Cognos 8 BI Report Studio, many of the examples have been tested against this platform as well. The final chapter has been dedicated to showing those features that are unique to the latest version of this powerful reporting solution.
Filip Draskovic is a former IBM Business Intelligence Education Specialist. He has extensive experience with both the technical and business aspects of complex IBM Cognos Business Intelligence and Planning projects, from planning and project management through hands-on solution development, testing, deployment, and training. Currently, Filip is part of IBM Business Analytics Client Technical Professional team in Toronto, Canada. Roger Johnson is an IBM Business Analytics Learning Consultant based in Orlando, Florida. He has provided technical training to IBM Cognos customers, partners, and employees since 2006, teaching data modeling, report writing, scorecarding, and OLAP cube development courses.
Table of Contents
|About the Authors||p. xvi|
|Creating Consumer-Friendly Reports||p. 1|
|Highlight Selected Text||p. 1|
|Avoiding Query Macros||p. 10|
|Complex Crosstab Calculations||p. 20|
|Matching the Report to the Analysis||p. 27|
|The Dashboard||p. 28|
|Prompting from an Entire Hierarchy||p. 45|
|Additional Dimensional Functions||p. 58|
|Master-Detail Report from Two Separate Lists||p. 70|
|Configuring the Interactive Dashboard||p. 82|
|Understanding the Report Hierarchy||p. 91|
|Layout Library||p. 91|
|Using the Layout Library||p. 100|
|Inheriting Formatting||p. 109|
|Inheriting Structure||p. 120|
|Creating the Briefing Book||p. 127|
|Overriding the Data Model||p. 141|
|Creating a Union||p. 142|
|Joining SQL and Model Queries||p. 156|
|Additional Examples||p. 175|
|Using HTML to Enhance Functionality||p. 176|
|Final Product||p. 176|
|Integrating Multiple Queries into a Complex Report||p. 187|
|Final Product||p. 188|
|New Techniques in Version 10||p. 201|
|Using Active Reports to Replace HTML Code||p. 202|
|Adding Local Data Sources to Reports||p. 207|
|New Charting Options and Active Reports||p. 220|
|Statistical Analysis||p. 247|
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