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Cognos Report Studio
Cognos Report Studio
Introduction
This document introduces you to Cognos Report Studio. The Report Studio and Query Studioreporting tools are two parts of the Cognos ReportNet web application that allows you to createad hoc and managed reports. With Query Studio, you created ad hoc reports. Report Studio letsyou create and manage complex reports, define layouts and styles, and much more. It offers moreflexibility in calculating and in formatting report data. With Report Studio you can
Author complex reports using your data.
Save and reuse reports.
Run reports in a variety of formats.
Print reports.
Create report templates.
Manage reports.
Note
: You can open a Query Studio report in Report Studio and edit it as a Report Studio report.However, you cannot open a Report Studio report in Query Studio
Prerequisites
To use this training material effectively, you should be familiar with producing ad hoc reportsusing Query Studio. Some exercises in this class build on skills you acquired in the Query Studioclass. You should also be familiar with your department’s data. This training is designed tofamiliarize you with the Cognos Report Studio reporting tool; it is not designed to familiarize youwith the underlying data in UD’s system. The training is based on data in a demonstrationdatabase.
Important Note
This training document was designed originally to be used in a class setting. Therefore, theexercises are meant to be followed in a sequence. If you have difficulty working through anexercise, try the first four exercises to familiarize yourself with the basics.
Training Objectives
This class was designed using a desktop computer running the Windows XP operating systemand using the Internet Explorer (version 6.0.2) browser. If you use a different type of computer or operating system, some of the screen graphics may appear slightly different from those printedhere. However, the function of the screen (page) should remain the same.After you complete the exercises in this training material, you should be able to do the following:
Open the COGNOS Connection web page.
Open Report Studio.
Create a report.
Choose the package for the report.
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Choose a template for the report.
Add query items to the report.
Save the report.
Run the report.
Recognize the types of reports.
Change the appearance of reports.
Create crosstab reports.
Use charts.
Filter, sort, and group data.
Add prompts.
Perform calculations.
Create Drill-Through reports.
Create reports from scratch.
Add styling and images.
Understand how reports are structured.
Create a Master-Detail report.
Create a Parent-Child report.
Create a report template.
Conventions
The following conventions are used throughout the exercises in this material:
ItemConvention
Text you should type
Courier, bold, 10 point font
Text you should replace
Courier, bold, italics,10 point font
Keyboard key namesBold, Uppercase text (e.g., the
ENTER 
key)Menu and Window titles
Bold, mixed-case letters
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Table of Contents
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Exercise 1—Open the Cognos Connection Web Site.
 
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Exercise 2—Open Report Studio and Begin a New Report.The Report Studio Window 
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Exercise 3—Add Data to a Report and Save It.
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Exercise 4—Validate and Run the Report.
 
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Exercise 5—Create a Grouped List Report and Set the Level Span.Create Repeated Form Frames from a List 
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Exercise 6—Create Repeated Form Frames from a ListCrosstab Reports
Exercise 7—Create a New Crosstab Report.Exercise 8—Create a Crosstab Report from an Existing Report.Charts 
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Exercise 9—View the Types of Report Studio Charts.Create a Chart
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Exercise 10—Create a Column Chart.Exercise 11—Create a Combination Chart.
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Exercise 12—Add a Filter.Filter on Details and Summaries 
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Exercise 13—Filter on Details.Exercise 14—Create a Summary Filter.Filter Groups 
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Exercise 15—Filter Groups.
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