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 this video I have added a conditional style to alternating rows. This helps me tell where one section of data that is specific to an item begins and ends. This is very helpful when working with large reports that display a lot of data.
Check it out!