How to Create a List Report in Cognos Analytics

How to Create a List Report in Cognos Analytics

David Sakal Business Intelligence Specialist, IBM Cognos John Daniel Associates, Inc. It has arrived – IBM announced the release of Cognos Analytics V11, now available! The new features in this release support three main themes: an updated user experience, data discovery, and self-service BI. The new features in Cognos Analytics are aimed at competing products, like Qlik and Tableau, which have strong visualizations and an […]

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Relative Time Prompt Token Macro Technique

Relative Time Prompt Token Macro Technique

Alicia Scappe Business Analytics Specialist John Daniel Associates, Inc.  Alicia’s Profile Prompt token macros are used to pass the definition of a data item rather than a value. They are very efficient and useful for both relational and dimensional data sources and prove to be a friendly administrative and end user experience. You can use the relative time token for scheduling purposes as well as […]

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The Date Dimension – A MUST HAVE in all Reporting Environments

The Date Dimension – A MUST HAVE in all Reporting Environments

Bryan Townsend Business Analytics Specialist – Data Warehousing, Modeling John Daniel Associates, Inc. Bryan’s Profile As a report developer, how many times have you been stuck creating reports in a Business Intelligence environment without a date dimension? If your answer is only once, I can tell you from experience that even once is too many times. If you are consistently in that situation, then you […]

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A Report Developer’s Guide to Sanity

A Report Developer’s Guide to Sanity

Bryan Scheck Business Analytics Specialist John Daniel Associates, Inc. Bryan’s Profile IBM Cognos Report Studio is a tremendously flexible and useful application for querying and presenting data in a multitude of forms. From crosstabs to graphs, details or summaries, sales reporting to financial statutory reporting, Report Studio is both powerful and versatile. Due to its expansive feature set and extensibility, every report developer will have […]

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Documentation Tips for Report Studio

Documentation Tips for Report Studio

Erin Dunmire Business Analytics Specialist John Daniel Associates, Inc. Erin’s Profile Report Studio Documentation Have you ever opened an existing report in Report Studio and blundered through the many components of the layout and queries wondering where the best place is to start trying to understand how it all comes together to form the output? If you’re a report developer, I’ll bet that you have. […]

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