IBM Cognos 10 Report Studio Fundamentals [Video]

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  • Install Cognos 10 Report Studio and understand its architecture
  • Create List Reports and perform data formatting, grouping, and sorting
  • Explore the powerful features of Report Studio— conditional styles, data filters, page breaks, prompts & calculations
  • Examine underlying SQL queries which are fired on the database
  • Achieve dynamically changing columns using macros
  • Use HTML items effectively to create email links and Google Map links
  • Manipulate prompts using JavaScript
  • Create crosstab reports, nesting reports , master-detail reports, and zero suppression reports
  • Add different types of charts to reports
  • Set up Drill Through and Drill Down links
  • Use Report Templates, Copy-Paste & Adding Code Comments effectively
  • Save time on maintenance by using Layout Component Reference

IBM Cognos Report Studio is a powerful web-based business report writing tool. It gives you a simple drag-n-drop interface to quickly create data-based reports without worrying about how it connects to the database and pulls data. This course exposes you to the unlimited possibilities of extending your simple business reports to advanced levels using HTML & JavaScript and Macros.

"IBM Cognos 10 Report Studio Fundamentals" covers the basic and advanced features of report authoring. It helps you understand and use all the features provided by Report Studio to generate impressive deliverables to take you from being a beginner to a professional report author. Develop excellent reports using dimensional data sources by following best practices in this course.

Starting with an overview of high-level architecture and installation of Cognos 10 Report Studio , you will progress from building simple to advanced List and Crosstab reports and much more. Each topic is shown with working examples, in a clear and concise way to enable you to quickly grasp and practice these.

You will see how to add data formatting, conditional layouts, and filters to your reports to use them effectively. You define how to format numbers, present data into charts or matrix, and link the reports together. You will learn how to stay in control by examining underlying queries and pick up best practices like using layout component references, templates and code comments.

In short, Cognos 10 Report Studio Fundamentals will help you get the best out of Cognos 10 Report Studio. The main focus is on the practical use of various powerful features that Report Studio has to offer to suit your business requirements and enable you to start building professional reports on your own.

Style and Approach

Packt video courses are designed to cover the breadth of the topic in short, hands-on, task-based videos. Each course is divided into short manageable sections, so you can watch the whole thing or jump to the bit you need. The focus is on practical instructions and screencasts showing you how to get the job done.

A self paced, example-driven, clear and concise online video course with code samples to equip you with the skills required to build powerful reports using Cognos Report Studio in a short time. Each task is a carefully organized sequence of instructions to complete the task as efficiently as possible.

  • Understand the fundamentals and architecture of Cognos 10 Report Studio to become proficient with the tool
  • Move on from simple to advanced techniques by watching purely example -driven videos that peek into the best practices used in the industry
  • Overcome tool-based limitations by achieving speedy and effortless report development
  • Rewind, replay, and practice the techniques yourself using our downloadable examples
  • Suitable for most versions of Report Studio (v8.2, v8.4 and v10.x)
Course Length 2 hours 50 mins
ISBN 9781849689281
Date Of Publication 30 May 2013


Abhishek Sanghani

Abhishek Sanghani worked with Cognos 8.x and 10.x for 12 years and delivered countless reporting solutions; he is thoroughly excited to see Cognos 11.x taking a big leap in self-service authoring and dashboard reporting.

Currently, he leads a team of software developers, in a large global financial services company, to deliver analytical applications with dashboards and self-service capabilities. Version 11.x being fairly recent, he is involved in testing it from all aspects to assess when and where to use it in the deliveries . He also tries other products such as QlikView, Tableau, and Micro strategy. He believes such experiences with other products make one’s viewpoint wider, and understanding deeper.

The other technology that interests Abhishek is Micro strategy. He possess advanced skills in TM1, Oracle, Micro strategy, SQL Server, and SSAS.

He also has a book written on IBM Cognos 8 Report Studio, followed by a video course for Cognos 10 Report Studio Fundamentals. Both have been very fulfilling experiences. He believes this could be a natural and organic update of those Report Studio works . Note that this course focuses on the brand new Dashboarding tool.