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IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.1 Dashboarding Cookbook

Book Description

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Create custom dashboards and share using IBM Cognos BI 10.1 with this book and ebook.

  • Exploring and interacting with IBM Cognos Business Insight and Business Insight Advanced

  • Creating dashboards in IBM Cognos Business Insight and Business Insight Advanced

  • Sharing and Collaborating on Dashboards using portlets

  • Best practices related to Dashboards in Cognos 10.1

In Detail

IBM Cognos 10 BI is the leader in the Gartner quadrant in terms of BI capabilities. There have been new features introduced with IBM Cognos 10 BI in terms of dashboards and BI. The book intends to highlight the latest and advanced dashboarding features introduced with IBM Cognos 10 BI.

The book covers Business Insight and Business Insight Advanced in a comprehensive manner. It also covers best practices in terms of creating and distributing dashboards using IBM Cognos 10 BI, without which no BI solution would look presentable, usable and efficient.

The book covers the new IBM Cognos 10 dashboarding capabilities in detail and a comprehensive manner.

There whole content is divided in to step-by-step recipes, each of which covers a specific link in the whole chain of understanding and learning.

Recipes are augmented with real steps and screenshots which nullify chances of error or misjudgement.

These along with explanation, tips and information will help users to completely follow recipes and have a clear and concise understanding and will eventually enable them to use these in their own areas of interest.

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Table of Contents

  1. IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.1 Dashboarding Cookbook
    1. Table of Contents
    2. IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.1 Dashboarding Cookbook
    3. Credits
    4. About the Author
    5. About the Reviewers
    6. www.PacktPub.com
      1. Support files, eBooks, discount offers, and more
        1. Why Subscribe?
        2. Free Access for Packt account holders
        3. Instant Updates on New Packt Books
    7. Preface
      1. What this book covers
      2. What you need for this book
      3. Who this book is for
      4. Conventions
      5. Reader feedback
      6. Customer support
        1. Errata
        2. Piracy
        3. Questions
    8. 1. IBM Cognos 10 Dashboard Components
      1. Introduction
      2. Introducing IBM Cognos 10 BI Cognos Connection
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
      3. Exploring IBM Cognos Business Insight User Interface
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
      4. Exploring IBM Cognos Business Insight Advanced User Interface
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works…
    9. 2. Business Insight Dashboards
      1. Introduction
      2. Opening a dashboard in IBM Cognos Business Insight
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
      3. Exploring the Content and Toolbox panes, and customizing the dashboard view
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
      4. Exploring widget controls and customizing widgets
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
      5. Exploring the Application bar
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
    10. 3. Business Insight Advanced Dashboard
      1. Introduction
      2. Opening a dashboard in IBM Cognos Business Insight Advanced
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
      3. Exploring the Insertable Objects pane
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
      4. Exploring the Properties pane
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
      5. Exploring the Application bar — general options
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
      6. Exploring the Application bar — Cognos-specific options
        1. How to do it...
        2. How it works...
    11. 4. Creating Dashboards in IBM Cognos Business Insight Advanced
      1. Introduction
      2. Creating your first dashboard — defining basic layout
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
      3. Inserting a chart widget
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
      4. Inserting a crosstab widget
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
      5. Formatting and arriving at the final layout
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
      6. Performing drill up and drill down
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
      7. Applying conditional formatting to the dashboard
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
    12. 5. Creating Dashboards in Cognos Business Insight
      1. Introduction
      2. Creating a dashboard in Cognos Business Insight
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
      3. Applying filters in Cognos Business Insight
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
      4. Configuring widget controls to customize the dashboard
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
    13. 6. Sharing and Collaborating with Other Users
      1. Introduction
      2. Collaborating with other users
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
      3. Sharing Cognos content — adding portal pages to Cognos Connection
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
      4. Sharing Cognos content — adding reports as portal tabs
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
      5. Sharing the IBM Cognos Business Insight dashboard
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
    14. Index