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Agenda
Report Studio Overview
Report Studio New features
Workshops

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Object
Property
pane

Insertable
Object pane

Work Area
Page, Query
& Condition
Explorer
Cognos Report studio
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Report studio New features
Drill-up / drill-down.
Layout components can now be shared between reports.
Conditional Rendering of Objects in Reports
New Member summary and Report functions
Creation of Query Studio Template
Maps
New Chart types added
Drill behavior enabled in Charts..
Baselines, markers and notes...
Class styles
Crosstab Nodes and Crosstab Node Members
Disconnected or disjoint crosstabs, or crosstabs with unrelated
columns.
Page sets


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Report Studio Overview
Reports
BI reports
Lists
Crosstabs
Charts
Repeater
Maps
Complex Reports
Multi-Frame
Drill up/down, through
Freeform Layout
Multi-Page
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List Reports
Headers and footers
List header
Once for each occurrence of the list
Ex. on each page
Overall header
Once for the entire list
Group header(s)
Group footer(s)
Overall footer
List footer
List report shows data in rows and columns. It is used to
show detailed information. The layout options available in a
list report are
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Crosstab Reports
Crosstab reports are used to show information in a more compact
form than in a grouped list. Crosstabs are composed of edges
- Row edge defines the members listed on the left side
of the crosstab
- Column edge defines the members listed at the top of the
crosstab
- Cells contain the measure values
Edges are composed of:
Crosstab Node: a collection of Node Members and Nested
Nodes
Crosstab Node Member: a collection of data items that
define members.
Measures are also valid parts of an edge.

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Crosstab Reports
Default measure:
- the measure used when the row/column edge does not define one
- dropping a measure into the cells will set the default measure
- Report Studio shows the default measure name in the crosstab
corner






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Crosstab Reports

There are distinct drop zones within the crosstab allowing you to
create very complex reports very easily.
- We use this drop zone to create child objects.
- And this drop zone to create peer objects unions.
- Every cell has 4 Drop Zones one on each side, one on the top,
and one on the bottom.






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Crosstab Reports
Use drag and drop to create many different Crosstab layouts
using the Drop Zones Feature
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Crosstab Reports
Crosstab reports features are as follows:
Multiple measures
Nested rows or columns
Multi Grain
Drill Up/Down , Drill Through
Free Form layout
Conditional rendering
Maps
Totals at groups
Row or column
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Charts
Charts are a graphical way of representing data. They reveal trends
and relationships that are not evident in tabular reports.
There are over 100 chart types and chart sub-types available
Column charts
Bar charts
Pareto
Line
Pie
Area
Point
Radial
Progressive Column
Progressive Bar
Gauge
Maps
Scatter, Bubble
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Charts
One can define drill up or down or drill through from elements in a
chart.
Charts can be enhanced by applying informational overlays such as
baselines, markers, and notes.
Maps
Use Map Manager to design your own maps.
Maps are defined by layers:
Region - color code areas on the map to compare values such as
World, Country, or State
Point - color or size to map to compare values for cities, plants, sale
districts
Display - show additional map details to provide context to the
reader such as grids and/or an ocean Maps
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Query
Tabular, Summary and Cube elements are no longer there.

Has more simplified structure than in the earlier version.

The Query model supports both RDBMS and OLAP data. It
also supports Multi-Dimensional Expressions.

One can have both a metadata (dimension/hierarchy/level)
based and member based views of the dimensional data

Joining queries (not Tables), Set Operations on Queries
are defined in Query Explorer.


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Query
Filters

Detail filters

Summary filters

Slicers
- In a crosstab, a slicer is a filter that is applied to the cells of the
crosstab, but not the rows or columns.
- A slicer is a set of slicer member sets. Each slicer member set is an
expression that returns a set of members from the same dimension.
- multiple slicer member sets can not be created against the same
dimension.
- a child member of a report item can be added as a slicer.



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Prompts
Prompts are user interface controls to request user input.

The features of prompts are as follows:
Used for parameters in filters and calculations
Optional and required
Single and multiple values
Multilingual
Report Studio will default prompt type
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Prompt Types
Text Box Prompt
Value Prompt
Select & Search prompt
Date prompt
Time prompt
Date/Time prompt
Interval prompt
Generated Prompt

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The different layout objects available to create a report are:
Table
Block
Text
List
Cross tab
Chart
Map
Repeater
Bookmark
Html
Image
Hyperlink
Calculation
Filters
Prompt

Layout Objects
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Conditional Processing
Conditional highlighting based on variables
Conditional text based on multilingual variables
Conditional Blocks
Conditional Rendering:
object not rendered based on variable
as if the object does not exist (versus exists but transparent or hidden)
most useful to hide a column in a list
supported on:
Block, Text item, List, List column, Crosstab, Chart, Table,
Repeater, Repeater Table, Repeater Table Cell, image, hyperlink,
hyperlink button, prompts, HTML item, field set, and so on.

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Shared Layout Components
Report Studios use of Shared Layout Components:

The layout components can be shared across reports

The layout component can be updated at run-time or design
time:
Each time the report is run it fetches the latest page header and
uses it
Update the page header only when the Report Studio user elects to
do so
Layout Component Cache