Learn the techniques and hacks to take control of Cognos 8 Report Studio

IBM Cognos 8 Report Studio Cookbook, is a new book from Packt that is aimed at helping readers learn the advanced tricks and hacks to produce effort-less real life reports that meet business demands. Written by Abhishek Sanghani, this book is a part of Packt’s cookbook series containing carefully organized sequence of instructions to make things simpler and efficient.

Online PR News – 02-July-2010 – – Cognos Report Studio is an enterprise source technology that is basically used by business analyst or power users or developers for creating and managing reports ranging from basic reports to sophisticated ones depending upon medium to large companies.

IBM Cognos 8 Report Studio Cookbook bridges the gap between basic training provided by manuals or trainers and the practical techniques learned over years of practice. It is initiated by introducing the readers to fundamental features, moving on to advanced tricks and techniques thereby helping them learn how to overcome Studio limitations. It also provides richness by adding JavaScript and HTML tags.

Business analyst will learn powerful features of Report Studio Conditional Formatting, Cascaded Prompts, and Master-Detailed queries, along with sorting, filtering, and aggregation of data. In addition to this, they will also learn about editing reports outside Report Studio using XML editing. Developers will acquire knowledge on enhancing the features of Report Studio by using macros, to work with dimensional models (DMRs and Cubes) and to succeed in business demands such as dynamic drill-though links, showing tool tips, minimum column width, and merged cells.

MIS Developers working on Cognos Report Studio or aspiring to author impressive reports using this technology or even the business analyst looking beyond the conventional features of Report Studio 8 will find this book a useful and beneficial read. The book is out now and is available from Packt. For more information, please visit: www.packtpub.com/ibm-cognos-8-report-studio-cookbook/book