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IBM Cognos Analytics – Author Reports with Multidimensional Data (V11.0) J4061G

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Who should attend?

Report authors working with dimensional data sources.

Course objective

Please refer to course overview

Course content

1. Introduction to Dimensional Concepts

  • Identify different data sources and models
  • Investigate the OLAP dimensional structure
  • Identify dimensional data items and expressions
  • Differentiate the IBM Cognos Analytics query language from SQL and MDX
  • Differentiate relational and dimensional report authoring styles 2. Introduction to Dimensional Data in Reports
  • Work with members
  • Identify sets and tuples in IBM Cognos Analytics 3. Dimensional Report Context
  • Understand the purpose of report context
  • Understand how data is affected by default and root members 4. Focus Your Dimensional Data
  • Compare dimensional queries to relational queries
  • Explain the importance of filtering dimensional queries
  • Evaluate different filtering techniques
  • Filter based on dimensions and members
  • Filter based on measure values
  • Filter using a slicer 5. Calculations and Dimensional Functions
  • Use IBM Cognos Analytics dimensional functions to create sets and tuples
  • Perform arithmetic operations in OLAP queries
  • Identify coercion errors and rules 6. Functions for Navigating Dimensional Hierarchies
  • Navigate dimensional data using family functions 7. Relative Functions
  • Navigate dimensional data using relative functions
  • Navigate dimensional data using relative time functions 8. Advanced Drilling Techniques and Member Sets
  • Understand default drill-up and drill-down functionality
  • Identify cases when you need to override default drilling behavior
  • Configure advanced drilling behavior to support sophisticated use cases
  • Define member sets to support advanced drilling
  • Define member sets to support functions 9. Set Up Drill-Through Reports
  • Navigate from a specific report to a target report
  • Drill down to greater detail and then navigate to target report
  • Navigate between reports created using different data sources 10. End-to-End Workshop
  • Review concepts covered throughout the course

Previous knowledge

IBM Cognos Analytics Author Reports Fundamentals