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COGNOS(R) ENTERPRISE BI SERIES
COGNOS POWERPLAY(R)
F O R
W I N D O W S
DISCOVERING POWERPLAY
THE NEXT LEVEL
OF PERFORMANCETM

Discovering PowerPlay
06-07-2004
Cognos PowerPlay
7.3
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Discovering PowerPlay

Cognos PowerPlay(R) for Windows Version 7.3
Version 7.3
DISCOVERING POWERPLAY
Product Information
This document applies to Cognos PowerPlay(R) for Windows Version 7.3 and may also apply to subsequent releases. To check for newer
versions of this document, visit the Cognos support Web site (http://support.cognos.com).
Copyright

Copyright (C) 2004 Cognos Incorporated.
Architect is protected by one or more of the following U.S. Patents: 6,609,123B1; 6,611,838B1.
Cognos ReportNet is protected by one or more of the following U.S. Patents: 6,609,123B1.
While every attempt has been made to ensure that the information in this document is accurate and complete, some typographical errors or

technical inaccuracies may exist. Cognos does not accept responsibility for any kind of loss resulting from the use of information contained in
this document.
This document shows the publication date. The information contained in this document is subject to change without notice. Any
improvements or changes to either the product or the document will be documented in subsequent editions.

U.S. Government Restricted Rights. The software and accompanying materials are provided with Restricted Rights. Use, duplication, or
disclosure by the Government is subject to the restrictions in subparagraph (C)(1)(ii) of the Rights in Technical Data and Computer Software
clause at DFARS 252.227-7013, or subparagraphs (C) (1) and (2) of the Commercial Computer Software - Restricted Rights at
48CFR52.227-19, as applicable. The Contractor is Cognos Corporation, 15 Wayside Road, Burlington, MA 01803.

This software/documentation contains proprietary information of Cognos Incorporated. All rights are reserved. Reverse engineering of this
software is prohibited. No part of this software/documentation may be copied, photocopied, reproduced, stored in a retrieval system,
transmitted in any form or by any means, or translated into another language without the prior written consent of Cognos Incorporated.

Cognos and the Cognos logo are trademarks of Cognos Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. All other names are
trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
Information about Cognos Products and Accessibility can be found at www.Cognos.com
Discovering PowerPlay3
Welcome5
Chapter 1: PowerPlay at a Glance7
Explore Performance Indicators7
Investigate Business Impacts7

Analyze and Report on Your Data8
Change Performance Indicators8
Drill Down9
Slice and Dice9
Filter10
Change Displays10
Determine Percent of Business11
Rank11
Highlight Exceptions12
Calculate12
Drill Through to Impromptu12
Select a Distribution Option12

Chapter 2: Essential Skills15

Connect to a Cube15
Access Local Cubes15
Access Remote Cubes16

Explore Using the Dimension Folders17
Use Dimension Folders to Drill Down18

Use Dimension Folders to Filter Information18
Explore Using the Dimension Viewer19
Change Performance Indicators20
Drill Into Information21
Filter Information22

Isolate a Category23
Drill Up by Resetting Dimensions24

Slice and Dice Information24
Drag Information Into a Report24
Choose Categories25
Swap Report Information26

Add Nested Categories26

Differences Between Explorer and Reporter27
Explorer Reports27
Reporter Reports27
Drill Into Information29
Slice and Dice29
Return to the Top Level30
Add New Categories31
Show Percentages in Explorer31
Move Between Explorer and Reporter31

Switch Displays32
Pie Display32
Bar Display33
Nested Charts Display34
Line Display35

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