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COGNOS BI PRODUCTS Series 8 Analysis Studio

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Functionality (PP7 & CRN)


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Analysis

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PowerPlay S7
Interactive Viewer
Interactive Viewer

ReportNet
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Analysis

Query

Reporting

Reporting

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Analysis Studio - Interface

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Data Tree
The Data tree presents a dimensional view of your data, organized into dimensions, hierarchies, levels, and measures.

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The Analysis Items Tab


The Analysis Items tab contains items created in the analysis, such as custom sets and named sets

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The Information Pane


The Information pane shows the name, level , attributes, and aggregation associated with the selected item in the data tree

Possible aggregation types for measures are sum, count, count distinct, count nonzero, and none. Possible aggregation types for other items are rollup and computed.

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The Properties Pane


The Properties pane provides a comprehensive view of the cross tab or selected set in the work area. Specify the number of items to show Create a user-defined filter Sort data Unhide data

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The Overview Area


Place to quickly explore and change the contents of the work area. The overview area shows Applied filters and sorting. Manipulate rows and columns Drill up or down Context

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The Overview Area


Rows and Columns: Each box in the Rows area and Columns area represents one or more sets in the cross tab. Stacked sets -- appear as a single box labeled Combination. Selection-based set -- appears as a box with (list) appended to the label.

Context:
The context you specify applies as a whole to the work area. For example, drag Sales Territory from the Insertable Objects pane to the context area. When you click a specific territory from the list, the values in the cross tab change to represent data for that territory

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What is New (Analysis Studio)


What is New (Analysis Studio) Enhanced user interface Details The enhanced Analysis Studio user interface , comprised of the data tree, a crosstab, and the overview area, to manipulate data from large OLAP sources. Easier comparative analysis The ability to select multiple members from anywhere in a hierarchy The ability to insert multiple sets of data in the rows or columns Enhanced Top or Bottom filters Create multiple filter rules by combining filters New summary calculations, such as average, count, and variance

Filters Calculations

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What What is New (Analysisis Studio)


Chart types and chart configurations Support for more data sources.

New in Analysis Studio? Details


Newly added Pareto charts and 100% stacked charts OLAP access is enhanced to expose unique features, such as named sets and attributes

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New Features
Big OLAP Support Subtotal Option in Toolbar Introduction to Sets & Layouts Run as HTML Results Types of Top/Bottom Filters Create Advanced context Default vs Custom behavior

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Analysis Studio Tool Bar Features


Run HTML report Sub Totals Chart Type Suppress Items

Summarize

Display

Sort

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Member Filters
Zero Suppress Filter Top/Bottom Filter Exclude User-defined Filters

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Zero Suppress Filter It provides a quick way to exclude rows or columns that dont have any values Can be applied to rows, columns or both Options to suppress nulls, zeros or both See Settings > Zero Suppress

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Exclude -Option
Exclude:- When you exclude items, you exclude the value from the Subtotal
(included) subtotal, as well as hide the row or column from view. Its value is now rolled up into the Subtotal (excluded) subtotal.

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Sets
Sets are the basic building block of the cross tabs in Analysis Studio. Set is a group of related items, based on a single integrity
The following sets are available in Analysis Studio Detail-based Set Selection Based Set Custom Set Stacked Set Level-based Set Measure Set Pre-define Set

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Set Description
Set Detail-based set Selectionbased set Level-based set Stacked set Description A collection of data based on a selected item and all its immediate details. For example, you can have a set of data named years that includes quarters as details. A collection of individual items that you have explicitly selected. The items or members may be selected from one or more levels from the same hierarchy. A set based on a single level Also known as a union set. Two or more independent sets adjacent to each other in a cross tab

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Set Description
Set Description

Measure set

Measure sets are comprised of one or more measures. In nested sets, measure sets may be placed on the inside of either the rows or the columns, but not both.
A collection of data defined in Analysis Studio that can be saved and reused in the same analysis A set of members defined inside an OLAP data source as a list or by an expression. A predefined set is also known as a named set in Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services.

Custom set

Predefined Set

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Basic Cross tab Layouts The following layouts are available for analysis. Basic Crosstab Layouts
Layout Basic Description This layout contains one set of rows and one set of columns. This layout contains sets nested either along the rows, the columns, or both. Illustration

Nested

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Basic Cross tab Layouts Cross tab Layouts


Layout Description Illustration Stacked This layout contains two or more sets arranged one above another on the rows, side-by-side on the columns, or both. .

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Basic Cross tab Layouts


Layout Description Illustration

Asymme This layout contains tric both nested and stacked sets. Many combinations are possible.

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Asymmetrical Cross tab Layouts


Nested Rows : Insert data above or below a selectedLayouts rows. Asymmetrical Cross tab set in nested For example, select set 2, right-click the desired data in the data tree, and click Insert, Below Selected Item to create set 3.

Nested Columns : This example uses nested columns. Select set 1 in the columns, right-click the desired data in the data tree, and click Insert, After Selected Item to create set 3.

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Asymmetrical Cross tab Layouts


Stacked Sets: Insert data before or after a selected set in a stacked set. For example, select set 1, right-click the desired data in the data tree, and click Insert, After Selected Item to create set 3.

Selection-Based Sets: Replace a selection-based set with one or more items from the same hierarchy to create a new set instead of appending the selected items to the existing set.

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Exploring Data
Explore your data to look for significant comparisons and correlations. The ways of exploring data are Drilling down and up Going to another report or package Showing values as percentages Sorting values Showing values graphically in charts

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Limiting Data
Various ways to filter out unnecessary data are, Filter values to show only the data you want to view Exclude items to eliminate unwanted information Apply a top or bottom rule, when analyzing a large amount of data Create a user-defined filter to limit the items shown to those that meet a specific criteria Remove rows or columns containing only missing value

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Filter Values Using Context


The Technique of quickly focus on one or more items for particular view of the data is known as filtering using context.

Example, You have a cross tab showing products in the rows and revenue for different quarters in the columns. To change the context to Asia, you drag Asia from the data tree to the Context section of the overview area. The cross tab then shows only the values for Asia.

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Calculations
The calculations available depend on how many columns or rows you select before you click Calculate. Objects selected A single row or column Two rows or columns Three or more rows or columns A Set Available calculations Rank, show values as a percentage of the total, round or round down values, and show absolute values Arithmetic and percentage calculations

Aggregate calculations, such as sum, average, maximum, and minimum All calculations in the Calculate dialog box

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