Introduction to Reporting ( IBM Cognos Analytics )

Introduction to Reporting ( IBM Cognos Analytics )


This course is for authors who need to be able to build reports to identified Business Requirements.


A background on your business requirements would be beneficial.

You should be familiar with a web browser and comfortable using laptops/PC’s and a mouse.


1 day. Hands on.

Course Objectives

The objectives of this course are:

  • To obtain an overview of the Cognos Analytics Interface
  • To be aware of the main differences between Relational and Dimensional style reports
  • To build a series of example reports in order to become familiar with the interface
  • To review report queries
  • To become familiar with different styles of reports, covering Lists, Crosstabs and Visualizations/Charts

Course Content

Discuss and provide an overview of Cognos Analytics

To review any specific objectives of course delegates and cover if time allows

Review the Reporting interface and carry out several reporting workshops against relational data

Review of Dimensional and Relational reports, discussing the queries produced (discuss MDX and sql)

Review of loading excel data and explaining Data Modules and Framework Packages

Workshops will allow for practice with List style reports and review aggregation and sort methods, in addition practice with building Crosstab and Chart reports

Creating filters and the use of Parameters and Prompt Pages

Various formatting techniques and working with report properties (eg List – Crosstab & chart properties)

Creating simple calculations

If feasible login to delegate systems for practice against their own system and data

Course Review and Feedback, including recap and Q/A session

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?

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