IBM Cognos 8 Report Studio Cookbook by Abhishek Sanghani

By Abhishek Sanghani

Written in cookbook variety, this booklet bargains studying and strategies via recipes. It includes step by step directions for document Studio eight clients to writer powerful stories. The e-book is designed in the sort of manner for you to confer with issues bankruptcy via bankruptcy, and skim them in no specific order. you'll find a brand new fictional enterprise case in every one recipe that might relate to a real-life challenge after which you'll methods to crack it in document Studio. when you are a enterprise Intelligence or MIS Developer (programmer) engaged on Cognos file Studio who desires to writer awesome stories through placing to exploit what this instrument has to supply, this booklet is for you. you may even be a company Analyst or strength person who authors his personal studies and needs to appear past the traditional beneficial properties of record Studio eight. This e-book assumes so you might do simple authoring, are conscious of the Cognos structure, and are accustomed to Studio.

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6. Keep Create new query option checked. Give the query name as promptProductLine. 7. Under Value to display select Sales (query) | Product | Product line. 8. Click the Finish button. Run the report to test it. 28 Chapter 1 How it works... When you drag a prompt object from insertable objects, Report Studio launches the prompt wizard. In the first step, you choose the parameter to be connected to the prompt. It might be an existing parameter (defined in query filter or framework model) or a new one.

7. Now add another value prompt. Choose the existing parameter Country for this, and create a new query called Countries. On the same page, choose Region under the Cascading source. 8. Similarly, add third and last value prompt for employee. Choose Employee as a parameter, Employees as the query name, and Country for the Cascading source. 9. Select the Region prompt and set its Auto-Submit property to Yes. Do the same for the Countries prompt. 10. Run the report to test it. How it works... In our case, users may run the report for the whole company, select particular region, select a region and country combination, or go all the way down to employees.

Or ([Order method]<>'Sales visit') 5. Validate the report and it will be successful. 6. Run the report and test the data. How it works... The IF ELSE construct works fine when it is used in data expression. However, when we use it in a filter, Cognos often doesn't like it. It is strange because the filter is parsed and validated fine in the expression window and IF ELSE is a valid construct. OR as shown in this recipe. The IF condition and corresponding action item are joined with AND clause.

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