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What is Cognos?
• Web Based Reporting Tool-Zero foot print( has a few client based components
like Office plug-in)
• Allows user to create, modify, and distribute reports to user community.
• Allows user to schedule and burst reports
• Some few Cognos products :
• Query Studio – allow you to create simple list reports, for casual or novice
users
• Report Studio – allows you to create more complex reports (prompts,
advanced formatting, advanced charting, etc)
• Analysis Studio- multi dimensional analysis.
• Interfaces with the ODS (Operational Data Store)/EDW (Entreprise DW) system

Access to Cognos Portal:
• Install a virtualisation Tool : Virtual Box, …
• I’ll give you my VM

2.2) q Cognos Active Reports 4 .2.Agenda q Introduction • Africa Skills Initiative Program • Business Analytics & Business Intelligence q B5A58 IBM Cognos Report Studio Author Professional Reports Fundamentals (V10.2) q B5A59 IBM Cognos Report Studio Author Professional Reports Advanced (V10.

The IBM Point of View: Africa .

MEA University www.biz/meauniversity Program Benefits Academic Roadmaps Students Teachers Universities .ibm.

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chart. Drill-Through Reports (7%) (units 4 and 5) • Set up (units 10 and 11) • Definitions (units 10 and 11) 60 questions . Adding Value to Reports (10%) • Different Report Types • Using Calculations (unit 7) (list. Enhancing Reports (7%) (5%) • Using Conditional Formatting (unit 9) • Grouping (unit 2) • Using Enhanced Report Layout (unit 12) • Headers and Footers (unit 2) • Other Formatting Options 6. The Reporting Application 3. crosstab. 2. Focusing Reports (10%) (7 questions.BI Specialist Academic Exam – Course B5A58 1. map) • Using Additional Report Building (units 1. Creating and Formatting Reports 5. Appendix A) • Report Studio Basics (unit 1) 4. 12 %) • Filtering Data (unit 3) • IBM Cognos BI Architecture and • Using Prompts (unit 6) Tools (Volume 2.90 minutes . and 5) Techniques (unit 8) 2. 4.passing score: 60% .

BI Specialist Academic Exam – Course B5A59 7.passing score: 60% .Report Specification (5%) • Criteria Specification (unit 4) • Structure (unit 6) • Filtering and Sorting Data (unit 4) • Modification (unit 6) • Formatting (unit 4) • Customization (unit 6) 9. Navigating Reports (7%) 12.Interaction with HTML (5%) • Joins (unit 2) • Interactive Reports (unit 8) • Query References (unit 1) • Sending Emails (unit 8) 8.Report Distribution (5%) • Using Bookmarks (unit 3) • Burst Reports (unit 7) • Using Table of Contents (unit 3) • Email Bursts (unit 7) • Using Drill-Through Definitions (unit • IBM Cognos Connection (unit 7) 3) 60 questions . Designing Effective Prompts (12%) 11.90 minutes . Creating Relationships between Queries (15%) • Set Operations (unit 2) 10.

Introduction to Business Analytics. and Business Intelligence .

What is Analytics? • Analytics is using analysis capabilities to: • Discover what is happening • Determine why is it happening • Predict what is likely to happen • Prescribe the best action to take 11 .

Why analytics matter? 12 .

Different needs for Business Analytics • Difference executives use business analytics to achieve different goals 13 .

Business Analytics or Business Intelligence? • Different points of views! • Business Analytics • Enterprise information • Enterprise performance management Your Business Business • Data warehousing • Analytic applications Intelligence • Business Intelligence • Business risks • … • Business Intelligence • Querying Your Information • Reporting Management Technology • OLAP .

2.2) B5A58 .IBM Cognos Report Studio Author Professional Reports Fundamentals (V10.

Drill-Through From One Report to Another 11. Focus Reports Using Prompts 7. Enhance Report Layout . Drill-Through Definitions 12. Introduction to the Reporting Application 2. Create Crosstab Reports 5. Present Data Graphically 6. Use Additional Report Building Techniques 9. Extend Reports Using Calculations 8. Focus Reports Using Filters 4. Customize Reports with Conditional Formatting 10. Create List Reports 3.Table of Contents .B5A58 A) Overview of IBM Cognos BI 1.

A Overview of Cognos BI .

IBM Cognos Architecture • SOA • Web interface • Web administration UI Windows & Web-based interfaces Tier 1: Web server Web Server (Gateways) Tier 2: Applications Content Manager + Cognos BI + Dispatcher Tier 3: Content DB2 Oracle SQL Server ODBC JDBC … Data Store .

Example IBM Cognos Deployment .

and • interact on mobile devices • Comparisons (informal) • Product Comparison Matrix – IBM Cognos Express and IBM Cognos Business Intelligence (BI) • The difference between Cognos Express and Cognos Enterprise 20 . and AnalyticsZone.Editions of IBM Cognos • Cognos Insight • data discovery and planning • Cognos Express Download or try from • add a server to share that insight.com • create reports from larger data sets • Cognos BI Enterprise • combine insight with real-time & corporate information. and • place insights on scorecards.

Common Cognos Workflow Model Package Author •Framework •Report Studio Manager •Workspace •Transformer •Workspace •Dynamic Cube Advanced Designer 21 .

Reporting Layer IBM Cognos Metadata Model Relational Files Other Cubes . • BI users use the model to analyze and report on their data sources.The Role of an IBM Cognos Metadata Model • Metadata model provides a business presentation view of data sources.

do?source=sw erpba-basimext .Delivery Process of BA Projects • Business Analytics Solution Implementation Method (BASIM) • Previously: Cognos Solution Implementation Method (CSIM) • Download: https://www14.software.com/webapp/iwm/web/pick.ibm.

. 2005 2006 .....OLAP Data Structures . Products Q1 Q2 .Cube Fax Telephone Camping Equipment Members Mail E-Mail Golf Equipment Web Cell Outdoor Protection Order Methods Mountaineering Dimension Equipment Personal Accessories Jan Feb .. 2005 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Hierarchy/Levels Time .

Entities in Different Data Structures OLAP/DMR Relational Product TrailChef Water Bag Members TrailChef Canteen TrailChef Kitchen Kit Product Aloe Relief Values Astro Pilot Auto Pilot .

n Detail ..n 1..1 1.n 1.1 0.1 1.... Reporting • Requirement: Show all customer types that bought from a product line.1 0.n 1.......1 1.1 Fact 1..n Order 1.Relational Models: Operational vs.1 1.1 1.n 1..1 Order 1..1 0...n Product 1...n Product Date Header 1..n 1.1 1.. Relational = Operational Dimensional = Reporting Customer Sales Product Type Area Line Sales 1.n Sales Product Customer Order Rep Type Customer 1.....1 Rep 1.n 1.n 0.

Sample Outdoors database. and packages 27 . models.

Sample Databases Database Data Structure GO Sales (GOSALES) Contains principally sales data Transactional database GO Data Warehouse •HR Reporting database (GOSALESDW) •Sales and marketing (warehouse) •Finance 28 .

mdc 29 .mdc Great Outdoor Sales (cube) OLAP great_outdoors_sales_en. Sample Packages Package Type Source database/cube Go Data Warehouse (analysis) DMR GOSALESDW Go Sales (analysis) DMR GOSALES Go Data Warehouse (query) Relational GOSALESDW Go Sales (query) Relational GOSALES Sales and Marketing (cube) OLAP sales_and_marketing.

xml • E-mail the file to the instructor/assistant 30 . Notepad) • Save as YourName_HomeworkNo. send the report specification as XML file (Tools > Copy Report to Clipboard) • Paste in a text editor (e.g.biz/cognosBI Username: Administrator Password: IBMDem0s • Once finished.Delivering the Homework • Use IBM Cognos BI on the cloud § ibm.

Browser Configuration • Control Panel > Internet Options • Security > Internet > Custom Level • Miscellaneous: § Include local directory path when uploading files to a server: Enable • Scripting: § Allow programmatic clipboard access: Enable § Enable XSS filter: Disable • Privacy > Popup-up Blocker > uncheck Turn on Pop-up Blocker • IE11 (for Administration only): Tools > Compatibility View Settings > Add • Disable Pop-up Blocker • Chrome: • chrome://settings/content • Pop-ups > Allow all sites to show popups • Firefox 31 .

Report Studio • Web-based report authoring tool • Ways of launching Report Studio • Report Templates • Explore the environment • Toolbar • Content Pane • Properties Pane • Select Ancestor • Explorer Bar • Page Explorer • Query Explorer • Conditional Explorer • Page Design • Page Structure • Work Area 32 .

Dimensional/DMR Sources GO Data Warehouse (query) GO Data Warehouse (analysis) Namespace Facts / Measures Query Dimension Subject Hierarchy Query Level Item 33 Members . Relational vs.