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IBM Cognos PowerPlay Studio: Web Exploration (V10.1/10.2)

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IBM Cognos PowerPlay Studio: Web Exploration (V10.1/10.2) is a one-day instructor-led course designed to teach you the basic skills they need to view, explore, format and distribute results using IBM Cognos PowerPlay Studio. You will learn to create reports, view multidimensional cube data, add calculations, and use graphical displays. The course also covers drag and drop within crosstabs, ranking, custom subsets and scenario dimensions.

Please Note: Screen captures and labs in this course are taken from the V10.1 of the product. However, the concepts, procedures, and tasks are all applicable to a V10.2 environment and are suitable for V10.2 user education.


Please refer to the Course Overview for description information.


This intermediate course is intended for IBM Cognos PowerPlay Studio users.


You should have:

  • Knowledge of your business requirements
  • Experience using a Web browser
  • Knowledge of business analysis concepts


1 days


IBM Cognos PowerPlay Studio Fundamentals

  • Discuss fundamental terminology
  • Describe the contents and use of cubes
  • Identify the IBM Cognos PowerPlay components and describe their purpose
  • Examine the IBM Cognos PowerPlay application development process
  • Examine the dimension line, dimension viewer, IBM Cognos PowerPlay Studio Explorer toolbar, and online help
  • Explore IBM Cognos PowerPlay reports and cubes in IBM Cognos Connection

Tools for Investigation

  • Drill down and drill up to other levels of detail
  • Change measure values
  • Replace rows and columns
  • Change display types
  • Add value by altering the appearance of a report
  • Add custom titles
  • Change currency

Basic Exploration and Reporting

  • Filter data
  • Use layers to move through different categories
  • Sort and rank data
  • Highlight exceptional data
  • Suppress data
  • Hide or show rows and columns
  • Use alternate drill paths
  • Examine scenario dimensions

Add Value to your Exploration

  • Nest categories in rows and columns
  • Change the layout of nested crosstabs
  • Drill down in nested crosstabs
  • Use the drill-through feature for IBM Cognos PowerPlay Studio

Data Analysis

  • Compare multiple measures
  • Use special categories
  • Show values as percentages
  • Create and use calculations

Custom Subsets

  • Define custom subsets
  • Create custom subsets for a dimension in a report
  • Create custom subsets for category selection
  • Create custom subsets using search criteria
  • Create custom subsets using measure values
  • Modify custom subsets

Distribute Results

  • View reports in IBM Cognos Report Viewer
  • Prepare a bookmark
  • Export and save reports
  • Print a report
  • Open a IBM Cognos PowerPlay report in Analysis Studio or Report Studio
  • Schedule a report

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