IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.1 Dashboarding Cookbook

Working with dashboards in IBM Cognos BI 10.1: Design, distribute, and collaborate with this book and ebook.

IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.1 Dashboarding Cookbook

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Ankit Garg

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ISBN 139781849685825
Paperback206 pages

About This Book

  • Exploring and interacting with IBM Cognos Business Insight and Business Insight Advanced
  • Creating dashboards in IBM Cognos Business Insight and Business Insight Advanced
  • Sharing and Collaborating on Dashboards using portlets
  • Best practices related to Dashboards in Cognos 10.1

Who This Book Is For

If you are a user with basic knowledge of Cognos BI (any version) and want to learn the advanced and latest dashboarding capabilities shipped with IBM Cognos BI, this book is for you.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: IBM Cognos 10 Dashboard Components
Introduction
Introducing IBM Cognos 10 BI Cognos Connection
Exploring IBM Cognos Business Insight User Interface
Exploring IBM Cognos Business Insight Advanced User Interface
Chapter 2: Business Insight Dashboards
Introduction
Opening a dashboard in IBM Cognos Business Insight
Exploring the Content and Toolbox panes, and customizing the dashboard view
Exploring widget controls and customizing widgets
Exploring the Application bar
Chapter 3: Business Insight Advanced Dashboard
Introduction
Opening a dashboard in IBM Cognos Business Insight Advanced
Exploring the Insertable Objects pane
Exploring the Properties pane
Exploring the Application bar — general options
Exploring the Application bar — Cognos-specific options
Chapter 4: Creating Dashboards in IBM Cognos Business Insight Advanced
Introduction
Creating your first dashboard — defining basic layout
Inserting a chart widget
Inserting a crosstab widget
Formatting and arriving at the final layout
Performing drill up and drill down
Applying conditional formatting to the dashboard
Chapter 5: Creating Dashboards in Cognos Business Insight
Introduction
Creating a dashboard in Cognos Business Insight
Applying filters in Cognos Business Insight
Configuring widget controls to customize the dashboard
Chapter 6: Sharing and Collaborating with Other Users
Introduction
Collaborating with other users
Sharing Cognos content — adding portal pages to Cognos Connection
Sharing Cognos content — adding reports as portal tabs
Sharing the IBM Cognos Business Insight dashboard

What You Will Learn

  • Introducing IBM Cognos Business Insight
  • Introducing IBM Cognos Business Insight Advanced
  • Exploring and interacting with IBM Cognos Business Insight
  • Exploring and interacting with IBM Cognos Business Insight Advanced
  • Creating dashboards in IBM Cognos Business Insight and IBM Cognos Business Insight Advanced.
  • Sharing and Collaborating Dashboards.

In Detail

IBM Cognos 10 BI is the leader in the Gartner quadrant in terms of BI capabilities. There have been new features introduced with IBM Cognos 10 BI in terms of dashboards and BI. The book intends to highlight the latest and advanced dashboarding features introduced with IBM Cognos 10 BI.

The book covers Business Insight and Business Insight Advanced in a comprehensive manner. It also covers best practices in terms of creating and distributing dashboards using IBM Cognos 10 BI, without which no BI solution would look presentable, usable and efficient.

The book covers the new IBM Cognos 10 dashboarding capabilities in detail and a comprehensive manner.

There whole content is divided in to step-by-step recipes, each of which covers a specific link in the whole chain of understanding and learning.

Recipes are augmented with real steps and screenshots which nullify chances of error or misjudgement.

These along with explanation, tips and information will help users to completely follow recipes and have a clear and concise understanding and will eventually enable them to use these in their own areas of interest.

Authors

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: IBM Cognos 10 Dashboard Components
Introduction
Introducing IBM Cognos 10 BI Cognos Connection
Exploring IBM Cognos Business Insight User Interface
Exploring IBM Cognos Business Insight Advanced User Interface
Chapter 2: Business Insight Dashboards
Introduction
Opening a dashboard in IBM Cognos Business Insight
Exploring the Content and Toolbox panes, and customizing the dashboard view
Exploring widget controls and customizing widgets
Exploring the Application bar
Chapter 3: Business Insight Advanced Dashboard
Introduction
Opening a dashboard in IBM Cognos Business Insight Advanced
Exploring the Insertable Objects pane
Exploring the Properties pane
Exploring the Application bar — general options
Exploring the Application bar — Cognos-specific options
Chapter 4: Creating Dashboards in IBM Cognos Business Insight Advanced
Introduction
Creating your first dashboard — defining basic layout
Inserting a chart widget
Inserting a crosstab widget
Formatting and arriving at the final layout
Performing drill up and drill down
Applying conditional formatting to the dashboard
Chapter 5: Creating Dashboards in Cognos Business Insight
Introduction
Creating a dashboard in Cognos Business Insight
Applying filters in Cognos Business Insight
Configuring widget controls to customize the dashboard
Chapter 6: Sharing and Collaborating with Other Users
Introduction
Collaborating with other users
Sharing Cognos content — adding portal pages to Cognos Connection
Sharing Cognos content — adding reports as portal tabs
Sharing the IBM Cognos Business Insight dashboard

Book Details

ISBN 139781849685825
Paperback206 pages
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