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IBM Cognos Analytics Dashboard Advanced Concepts (V11.1.7)

Course DescriptionThis course provides authors with advanced concepts for building dashboards in Cognos Analytics. You will learn best practices of starting a dashboard project from scratch and will...

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$895 USD GSA  $680.86
Course Code U5B6292G
Duration 1 day
Available Formats Classroom, Virtual
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Course Description

This course provides authors with advanced concepts for building dashboards in Cognos Analytics. You will learn best practices of starting a dashboard project from scratch and will learn how to use techniques like navigation paths, data groups, calculations, and filtering to enrich dashboards for enhanced end-user experience. Activities will illustrate and reinforce key concepts during this learning opportunity.


Skills Gained:

• Learn best practices for creating effective & intuitive dashboards

• Create dashboards

• Use navigation paths

• Be able to filter data in different manners

• Create & use calculations

• Change dashboard and visualization colors

• Group data categories

• Add drill throughs to dashboard

• Use pins to create custom summary dashboards


Audience: Authors


Prerequisites

IBM Cognos Analytics: Dashboard Essentials (11.1.7) - (U5B6291G)



Overview of dashboarding in IBM Cognos Analytics

  • Quick overview of Dashboard essentials
  • Best practices for advanced dashboards
  • New addition in 11.1.7

Adding navigation paths

  • What are navigation paths?
  • Where to create a navigation path?
  • Navigation path flexibility

Filtering data

  • Local filters
  • Cross filter data in visualizations
  • Adding a filter widget
  • Keeping or excluding data points in a visualization
  • Disconnecting visualizations and filter widgets
  • Filtering data in all tabs / current tab
  • Module filters
  • Clearing filters
  • Removing filters

Adding calculations

  • Stand-alone calculations
  • Embedded calculations
  • Calculation properties

Changing color palettes

  • Types of color palettes
  • Changing color palettes
  • Where to create color palettes

Creating data groups

  • Auto groups
  • Custom groups

Adding Drill throughs definitions

  • Overview of drill throughs in dashboard
  • Guidelines to keep in mind
  • Dashboard to report drill through
  • Dashboard to dashboard drill through
  • Activity: Add drill through to the dashboard

Misc. 11.1.7 Additions

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