Report Studio In Cognos

A list report shows data in rows and columns. You can apply a filter, summary, or calculation to manipulate the data that appears in the report.


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Creating List Report

  • From insertable objects pane
  • Expand Product Query subject

  • Double click on the following query items

  • Product line

  • Product type

  • Expand Orders Query subject

  • Double click on the following query items

  • Quantity, Revenue

  • From Run menu–  Click on Run report

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  • Tools menu — Select generated SQL/MDX

  • QDE – Query Definition Engine

  • The business query is translated into a SQL query by the Cognos server

  • The Cognos server contains a component called QDE (Server component)

  • QDE (Query Definition Engine) translates the business query into SQL Query

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Groups and roles represent collections of users that perform similar functions or have a similar status in an organization. Members of groups can be users and other groups.

A group can eliminate duplicates within the column and display the data item value at the beginning of the control break

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Sub Total:

Defining the total for each group is known as a subtotal.

Grand Total:

  • Select the Product line data cell

  • From structure menu

  • Click on Group

  • Select the Quantity and Revenue data cells

  • From Data menu

  • Select Aggregate

  • Click on Total

(Toggle – Group/Ungroup)

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