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Cognos Tutorial Videos

Prompt Basics in Cognos Report Studio – What type of prompt do I use?

Need to know what type of prompt to use?  In this 2-part tutorial video we describe the various prompt objects available for use within Cognos Report Studio.  We will introduce prompt basics as well as how to identify different types of prompts, each prompts function, the benefits and when and where to use each one.  In addition, the basic definitions of parameters, parametrized filters, and the  purpose of prompts are …Read More

Cognos Video: Building Prompt Page with Cascading Prompts in Report Studio

In this tutorial video, we build a separate prompt page in Report Studio using multiple cascading prompts.  We examine the adjustment and settings of properties associated with cascading prompts needed to allow these prompts to function efficiently and properly.  Specifically, we review the multi-select-auto-submit, and static choices properties.  In addition, we show the use of a complex ‘if’  statement used in a detail filter used to populate a ‘static choice’ …Read More

Restoring Cognos from a cloned virtual machine

Capitalize Analytics Tips & Tricks videos – another awesome video from our expert Cognos consultants.  This video will show you the benefits of cloning from a virtual machine.  Some clients clone their virtual machines, for their clients who all generally use the same Cognos environment.  What are some of the benefits? Saves time downloading and installing software Authentication & security already configured Content already in the content store Watch video …Read More

Cognos Video Tech Tip: Alternate Row Formatting in Crosstab Reports

Cognos Video Tech Tip: Alternate Row Formatting in Crosstab Reports: An issue that comes up with multilevel crosstab reports is being able to tell where the data from one object ends and another begins in the crosstab intersection portion. It would be very beneficial if you can easily tell where one section of data ends and the other begins. This can be accomplished by using conditional styles in Cognos. In …Read More

What’s new and exciting in Cognos Business Intelligence?

What’s new in Cognos Business Intelligence? View the IBM Cognos Business Intelligence in Action demo and see how Cognos software works for companies of all sizes. Check out the highlights and key capabilities in the newest release such as dashboards, analysis and “what-if” modeling, planning and budgeting, professional authoring, enterprise collaboration and more, in short, easy to digest vignettes. Learn more about the Cognos family: Put sophisticated analytics in the …Read More

Cognos Video Tip: Dynamic Group and Sort

Cognos Video Tip: Dynamic Group and Sort Here is a great Cognos video showing out of the box prompts to dynamically sort and group your reports. This tip will show you how to give users the ability to have multiple different sorting options without having to have multiple different reports. And, can change on the fly so you don’t have to re-run report each time you want to change the …Read More