Course Content

This course will provide participants with an advanced understanding of the functionality available in IBM Cognos Report Studio. This instructor-led course shows participants report building techniques using relational data models, and ways of enhancing, customizing, and managing professional reports.

Course Modules

1: Introduction to the reporting application

  • Examine Report Studio and its interface.
  • Explore different report types.
  • Create a simple, sorted, and formatted report.

2: Focus your reports

  • Explore Prompts.
  • Apply existing filters from the Model.
  • Add a prompt to a Report Page.
  • Add calculations using the Expression Editor to create customised query items.

3: Design reports using queries

  • Design page layout using queries.
  • Combine multiple queries in a single report.
  • Combine related reports into one report.

4: Customise reports with conditional formatting

  • Examine conditional formatting.
  • Create multilingual reports.
  • Highlight exceptional data.

5: Enhance report layout and formatting

  • Modify structures.
  • Customise charts.
  • Enhance reports using multimedia files and hyperlinks.
  • Add a background image to Report.
  • Examine the best practices for designing effective reports.

6: Customise the Query Model

  • Examine the relationship between the query model structure and the report layout.
  • View and modify objects in the query model.
  • Use a join query.
  • Use a union query.
  • Add dimension information to a query.

““Over 90% of our staff rated the course content, delivery and trainer as either Good or Excellent.”.”

Steve Turner
European Sales Training Manager, ACCO Brands

Who should attend?

Professional report authors.


  • Experience using basic Windows functionality.
  • Experience using a Web browser.
  • IBM Cognos Report Studio Fundamentals course.


One day


Simpson Associates Customer Centre/ Customer Location


*Cost is for a course held at your or our site with a maximum of 6 delegates and includes a set of preconfigured laptops for the duration of the training and manuals for each delegate.

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Nick Evans
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