Cognos New Features for Experienced Authors

Advanced 1 day

In this course you will learn to

  • Create list, crosstab and visual reports
  • Sort and group lists and crosstabs
  • Focus reports using filters and prompts
  • Create calculations
  • Use conditional formatting to highlight exceptional data
  • Work with dimensionally modeled relational and dimensional data sources
  • Examine advanced layout features
  • Migrate content



Included in this course

  • Hands-on exercises
  • Course manual
  • Certified ADA section 508 compliant (self-paced)

Suggested attendees

Technical users with prior report development experience in Cognos 8 or 10.

Choose Format

Self-paced learning

Course Outline

  • Discuss new features of Cognos Analytics 11.x
  • Cognos overview; review items to look out for before migrating
    • Browser, OS, mobile, and data source support
    • JavaScript
    • Portal pages
    • Workspaces
  • Fundamentals of report authoring
    • Discuss how to create reports
  • List reports
    • Create a list
    • Change object formatting
    • Sort and group a list
  • Crosstabs
    • Discuss crosstab properties
    • Create a crosstab from a list
    • Create a nested crosstab
  • Create a visualization in a report
  • Review aggregation and when to change it
  • Create detail filters on a report
  • Focus reports using prompts
  • Add calculated columns to the report
  • Use conditional formatting to highlight exceptional data
  • Work with dimensionally modeled relational and dimensional data sources
  • Advanced layout features
    • Work with advanced conditional styles
    • Layout component references
    • Shared sets
  • Migrate content
    • Migrate content from Cognos 10 to Cognos Analytics
    • Large-scale migration
    • Migrate a single report using copy-paste
  • Distribute and automate reports
    • Distribute and automate reports
    • Navigate the portal
    • Understand how to share and embed reports
    • Create subscriptions and set preferences
  • Manage the environment using
    • Accounts
    • Activities
    • Content
    • Data servers
    • Configuration
    • Custom themes
    • Classic administration console

  • Payments by purchase order and invoice incur a $50 service fee.
  • Paying party will receive a payment confirmation email upon receipt of payment.
  • Each registered student will receive an email with the course details.
  • Self-paced training subscriptions start when payment is received.

  • Students will receive electronic copies of the course materials and may print one hard copy for their personal use. The course materials are copyrighted and any other reproduction or distribution of these materials is strictly prohibited.

This class requires access to a Cognos environment and practice datasets. Read more

  • Full refund if cancelling within 24 hours of registration
  • $15 fee for cancellations after 24 hours of registration
  • No refund for cancellations after 15 days of registration
  • Shared subscriptions will be immediately deactivated and no refund issued

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