IBM Cognos 10 is the next generation of the leading performance management, analysis, and reporting standard for mid- to large-sized companies. One of the most exciting and useful aspects of IBM Cognos software is its powerful custom report creation capabilities. After learning the basics, report authors in the enterprise need to apply the technology to reports in their actual, complex work environment. This book provides that advanced know how. Using practical examples based on years of teaching experiences as IBM Cognos instructors, the authors provide you with examples of typical advanced reporting designs and complex queries in reports. The reporting solutions in this book can be directly used in a variety of real-world scenarios to provide answers to your business problems today. The complexity of the queries and the application of design principles go well beyond basic course content or introductory books. IBM Cognos 10 Report Studio: Practical Examples will help you find the answers to specific questions based on your data and your business model. It will use a combination tutorial and cookbook approach to show real-world IBM Cognos 10 Report Studio solutions. If you are still using IBM Cognos 8 BI Report Studio, many of the examples have been tested against this platform as well. The final chapter has been dedicated to showing those features that are unique to the latest version of this powerful reporting solution.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is the only book I've found, so far, that gives step-by-step instructions for real reports using as much of the functionality of the tool as possible. It gives alternative ways to do the same tasks. I found an error in some of the code in the first example (missing parenthesis) which almost stopped me in my tracks. There are many, many, steps to each report so it is easy to get lost, but the instructions are quite good. I'm not at all a fan of Cognos, but this book has helped be get past the distaste. I'm still looking for a book that explains - in relatively plain English - how to fill in data for charts.
I was really hoping for more examples and step-by-step processes for creating complex reports. I could use a little less theory and lot more examples and "how-to's". I learn more by example than by paragraphs of words.
This is perfect for someone who is new to Cognos Report Studio. I only wish there were more books like this with practical examples to learn from.
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