IBM Cognos Advanced BI Report Authoring

IBM Cognos Advanced BI Report Authoring


This course will benefit all those who require an understanding of the more advanced features of Cognos Business Intelligence (BI).


Delegates should already have some experience of Cognos BI, ideally by having attended our introductory IBM Cognos BI Report Authoring course.


1 day. Hands on.

This course is available on site only. Please call for details.

Course Objectives

This course is designed to provide delegates with an understanding of the advanced functionality available to build and use reports in Cognos BI.

The course will examine methods for enhancing and managing professional reports including examining the query models, creating burst reports, and further conditional formatting.

Course Content

Review of Cognos BI
Cognos Connection.
Accessing Reports.
Managing Report Distribution.
Scheduling Reports.
Exploring Report Studio.

Additional Report Building Techniques
Converting Crosstabs.
Converting Charts.

Customizing Reports
Advanced Conditional Formatting.
Reversing signs.
Hiding style options.

Amending the Query Model
Page Structure.
Handling multiple queries.
Complex Queries.
Using Dimensional Data.

Enhancing Report Layouts
Modifying the report structure.
Using Bookmarks.
Using a Table of Contents.

Bursting Reports
Review the bursting set up.
Setting burst options.
Scheduling to burst.

External Data
Converting to Active Reports.
Writing Active Reports from scratch.
Business Insight.
Advanced Business Insight.

Virtual Courses

ALL of our courses can be delivered virtually! Our Bath public schedule courses are available as live virtual sessions, using the popular Zoom Virtual Classroom and remote labs. Delegates can test their access at:

On-Site Courses

Can't attend one of our public classes? Booking for multiple people?

All our courses are available on your site! Delivered for your staff, at your premises.

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