Learn tricks and hacks for speedy and effortless report development using Packt's new book and eBook

October 2013 | Enterprise, IBM

Packt is pleased to announce the publication of IBM Cognos 10 Report Studio Cookbook, Second Edition, a hands-on guide that provides a number of clear, step-by-step instructions teaching Report Studio 10 users to author effective reports. This book is available now in print, eBook, Kindle, and selected library formats. The print book is 364 pages long and is competitively priced at $54.99, while the eBook and Kindle versions are available for $28.04.

About the authors:
Ahmed Lashin is a highly motivated IT professional with more than nine years of experience. His core skills include a full set of BI tools, ETL, and data warehousing tools such as IBM Cognos, IBM DataStage, SAP BusinessObjects, Microsoft SQL Server BI SSIS, SSAS, and SSRS. Ahmed is an IBM Certified Cognos Solution Expert and is currently working as a Business Intelligence Lead in one of IBM's major global partners.

Abhishek Sanghani began his career in 2004 as a Business Intelligence and Cognos Consultant, and has worked with leading IT and financial services companies since then. He pursued Finance Management along with his work in the field of Cognos and BI, successfully progressing and winning awards and certifications year-on-year. Presently, he is working in the United Kingdom, utilizing his skills of Cognos, SQL, BI, and data warehousing.

IBM Cognos Report Studio is a widely used web product for creating reports that analyze corporate data according to specific information needs. It is simple enough for any business analyst, power user, or developer to pick up and start developing basic reports.

IBM Cognos 10 Report Studio Cookbook, Second Edition, helps readers understand and use all the features provided by Report Studio to generate impressive deliverables. This book will take readers from beginners to professional report authors in no time.

This book covers all the basic and advanced features of report authoring. It introduces the fundamental features that are useful across any level of reporting. It will teach readers the powerful features of Report Studio—conditional formatting, cascaded prompts, master detail queries, and more.

Written in a recipe style, this book offers step-by-step instructions for IBM Cognos Report Studio users to author reports effectively, allowing the reader to dip in and out of the chapters as they wish. It bridges the gap between basic training provided by manuals or trainers and the practical techniques learned over years of practice.

This book covers the following areas:

Chapter 1: Report Authoring Basic Concepts
Chapter 2: Advanced Report Authoring
Chapter 3: Using JavaScript Files – Tips and Tricks
Chapter 4: The Report Page – Tips and Tricks
Chapter 5: Working with XML
Chapter 6: Writing Printable Reports
Chapter 7: Working with Dimensional Models
Chapter 8: Working with Macros
Chapter 9: Using Report Studio Efficiently
Chapter 10: Working with Active Reports
Chapter 11: Charts and New Chart Features
Chapter 12: More Useful Recipes
Chapter 13: Best Practices

Packt Publishing has also released another IBM Cognos 10 book:

  • IBM Cognos 10 Framework Manager

All Packt books on IBM Cognos 10 are published by Packt Enterprise. Packt Enterprise is a publishing division of Packt Publishing designed to serve the information needs of IT professionals in the enterprise space. Packt Enterprise also publishes on Microsoft, Oracle, Citrix, Java, Amazon, Google, and SAP technologies


IBM Cognos 10 Report Studio Cookbook, Second Edition
Over 100 recipes that will show you how to use IBM Cognos 10 Report Studio to build creative, stunning and sophisticated reports

For more information, please visit: http://www.packtpub.com/ibm-cognos-10-report-studio-cookbook/book

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