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






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Report authors working with dimensional data sources.

• IBM Cognos Analytics: Author Reports Fundamentals (v11.0)
• Knowledge of your business requirements
• Knowledge of dimensional data

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

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