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Table Of Contents

Introduction
Chapter1: The Cognos Web Portal
Log On
The Upfront Interface
Interface Changes Using Different Web Browsers
Interface Changes Using the Accessible Upfront Theme
Change the Appearance of Upfront
Personalize Settings in the Accessible Theme
Log Off
Chapter2: Finding Information
The Content Frame
Show or Hide Entry Details
The Index Tab
Show or Hide the Index Tab
To show or hide the index tab:
Show All Entries in the Index Tab
Expand NewsIndex Tree Levels
Collapse NewsIndex Tree Levels
The Search Tab
Conduct a Search
Show Hidden Entries
Chapter3: Organizing Information
NewsBoxes
Create a NewsBox
Shortcuts
Create a Shortcut to a NewsBox
Create a Shortcut to a NewsItem
Create a URL
Find an Entry for a Shortcut
Mark Entries as Read or Unread
Change the Name or Description for Entries
Temporarily Hide Entries
Copy Entries
Move Entries
Delete Entries
Chapter4: Sharing Information
Access Privileges
Change Access Privileges
Add a User
Remove a User
Deleting a Personal NewsBox
Change a NewsItem Gateway
Search for User Classes
Chapter5: Managing Non-Cognos Documents
Upload a Non-Cognos Document
View a Non-Cognos Document
Change Document Properties
Maintain Document Versions
Chapter6: Tracking Changes to Information
Upfront and the Cognos NoticeCast Environment
Add or Modify a Rule
•a literal value
•a literal date value
•a different topic
•a time period relative to today
Literal Values
Literal Date Values
Create a Cognos NoticeCast Agent
Modify an Agent Schedule
Add or Modify an Email Message
Add or Modify an SQL Statement for a Cognos NoticeCast Agent
Add an Executable to a Cognos NoticeCast Agent
Trigger Another Agent
Modify Cognos NoticeCast Agents for PowerPlay
Modify Cognos NoticeCast Agents for Cognos Query
Agent Messaging
Guidelines for Messages
Suppress Duplicate Messages and Database Writes
Cognos NoticeCast Object Security
Subscribe to a Notification List
Add Another User to a Notification List
Add A User Class to a Notification List
Chapter7: Working With Reporting Data
Exporting Data
Chapter8: Cognos Query
Run a Report
Navigation Tools
Query Links
Create a Report
Create a Custom View
Creating Different Query Displays
Create a List Display
Create a Form Display
Create a Crosstab Display
Create a Chart Display
Pie Charts
Bar Charts
Clustered Bar Charts
Stacked Bar Charts
Line Charts
Customizing the Appearance of a Report
•to set fonts and colors
Set Fonts and Colors
Change the Data Format
Change the Currency Format
Rename a Column
Move a Column
Group Data in a Column
Hide a Column
Show a Hidden Column
Keep Column Headings Visible
Add Summary Information
Create a Summary Filter
Create a Prompt
Create a Cascading Prompt
Add and Delete Columns
Add Calculated Columns
Create Links to Related Queries
Format Query Links
Add a Column Description
Add a Query Description
Modify the Report Properties
Select the Default Run Action
Saving a Report
Update an Existing Upfront Entry
Save as a New Upfront Entry
Export a Query for Use with Other Products
Create an Agent for Cognos Query
Chapter9: Cognos Query Report Formats
•character strings
Predefined Formats For Character Strings
Predefined Formats for Numeric Data
Predefined Formats for Currency
Predefined Formats for Dates
Predefined Formats for Time
Predefined Formats for Dates and Time
Character Format Symbols
Numeric Format Symbols
Date Format Symbols
Time Format Symbols
Chapter10: The Cognos Query Expression Editor
Components of an Expression
Functions
Operators
Constants
Chapter11: Impromptu Web Reports
View a Report
Save a Report
Modifying a Report
•generate the report in different formats
Generate a Report in Different Formats
Select a Default Show Action
Select a Default Run Action
Filter Report Data
Enable and Disable Governors
Maintain Report Versions
Distributing a Report
Schedule a Report
Burst a Report to Users
Report Dependencies
Set Up a Drill-Through Report
Set Up Drill-Through Access within Impromptu Web Reports
Set Up Drill-Through Access from PowerPlay Web
Set Up Drill-Through Access to Cognos Query
Move Between Drill-Through Reports
Prevent Users from Running a Report
Log SQL for a Report
Cancel a Running Report
Chapter12: Cubes and Reports in PowerPlay Web
Chapter13: Cognos Visualizer
Chapter14: Upfront Reference
Personalized Settings - General Properties Tab
Personalized Settings - User Properties Tab
Personalized Settings - Locale Properties Tab
NewsBox Actions
NewsBox Properties - General Tab
NewsBox Advanced Properties - General Tab
NewsBox Properties - Security Tab
NewsBox Shortcut Actions
NewsBox Shortcut Properties - General Tab
NewsBox Shortcut Advanced Properties - General Tab
Select Report
NewsItem Status
NewsItem Actions
NewsItem Properties - General Tab
Selection Properties - General Tab
NewsItem Advanced Properties - General Tab
NewsItem Properties - Security Tab
Selection Properties - Security Tab
NewsItem Shortcut Actions
NewsItem Shortcut Properties Tab
NewsItem Shortcut Advanced Properties
URL Properties Tab
Advanced Properties
URL Advanced Properties
Modify Contact
Select User Names
Modify Contact Group
Select User Names Group
Edit Email Message
Email Recipient List
Selection - Email Recipient List
Custom Views
Global Gateway Update
Data Source Actions
Create Shortcut
New NewsBox
Other NewsBox
Select a NewsBox
Create a Shortcut
New URL
New Report
New File Upload
Copy
Publish a NewsItem
Selection - Edit Email Message
Selection Properties - Report Tab
Search Results
NewsItem Actions - Uploaded Documents
Select a Version
Upload New Version
Set Default Version
Delete Versions
NewsItem File Tab
NewsItem Advanced Properties - File Tab
Search for a User Class
Data Sources
Related Reports
Select User Classes
Selection - Select User Classes
Chapter15: Cognos Query Reference
Advanced Properties - General Tab
Properties - Report Tab
Actions
Other Run Options
Save
Save As
Advanced Selection Properties - General Tab
Chapter16: Impromptu Web Reports Reference
Properties - Schedule Tab
Modify Prompts Wizard
Custom View Properties - Report Tab
Advanced Properties - Update Options Tab
If You Are Logged in As a Member of the Root User Class
If You Are Logged in As a Member of a User Class Other Than the Root User Class
Advanced Properties - Administrative Tab
Versions
Select Format
User Class
Running Report
Save Report
Report Output View
Send to
Run Request Wizard
Run Request Wizard - User Class page
Run Request Wizard - Database Logon Information page
Run Request Wizard - Modify Prompts page
Run Request Wizard - Save As Page
Database Logon
Report Drill-Through - Drill Links
Email Confirmation
Running Report Status
Chapter17: Agents Reference
Agent Properties - Agent Tab
Agent Properties - Schedule Tab
Agent Properties - Advanced
Agent Group Properties - Agent Tab
Run Agent Confirmation
Run Agent Status
Agent Information
Agent Actions
Select Topics
Custom Agent Schedule
Custom Delivery Schedule
New Agent Condition
New Agent Information
New Agent Schedule
Agent Schedule
Data Source Properties - Data Source Tab
New Newsbox
Agent - Delete Tasks
Agent - Insert Topics
Agent - Modify an Agent Task
Agent - Add or Remove Me from Notification Lists
Agent Rules
Run Executables
Run Other Agents
Agent Task
Write to a Database
Select an Email
Create an Aggregate Rule
Create a Rule
Manage Rules
Chapter18: PowerPlay Reference
Set Prompt Answers
Chapter19: Cognos Visualizer Reference
Run Options
Chapter20: Frequently Asked Questions
AppendixA: Supported Operators for Cognos NoticeCast Data Types
Glossary
Architect
custom view
foundation query
saved query
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Cognos Web Portal User Guide

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