IBM Business Analytics Proven Practices: Video - IBM Cognos BI - Designing Reports for Performance

IBM Cognos Report Studio, IBM Cognos Framework Manager; Area of Interest: Reporting

These videos provide guidelines and tips and techniques for designing reports for performance.

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27 February 2013

Introduction

Purpose

These videos provide guidelines and tips and techniques for designing reports for performance.

Applicability

The topics apply to IBM Cognos 8.4.1 and 10.x.

Exclusions and Exceptions

These videos cannot cover all reporting scenarios and are intended to touch on common issues encountered through IBM Support channels.

Assumptions

This content assumes knowledge and experience with IBM Cognos Framework Manager and IBM Cognos Report Studio.


Overview

This is a 5 part series of videos that takes a ground-up approach to designing reports for performance. Beginning with data access strategies and followed by metadata modelling tips, viewers will delve into various best practices for report design and learn how to ensure that reports are optimized for performance. Topics span various IBM Cognos Business Intelligence roles, including administrators, metadata modellers, and report authors.


Part 1

The first video contains the introduction and data access strategies.

This video is available on the IBM Business Analytics Channel on youtube at http://youtu.be/OiRvUrUTs-c.


Part 2

The second video contains model performance and design topics.

This video is available on the IBM Business Analytics Channel on youtube at http://youtu.be/QiIIPlaCMOU.


Part 3

The third video contains report performance and design topics.

This video is available on the IBM Business Analytics Channel on youtube at http://youtu.be/zLS26-zKsCI.


Part 4

The fourth video contains report performance and design topics including troubleshooting methodologies.

This video is available on the IBM Business Analytics Channel on youtube at http://youtu.be/XbSbXoxxzeA.


Part 5

This video contains a troubleshooting case study as well as closing thoughts and additional resources.

This video is available on the IBM Business Analytics Channel on youtube at http://youtu.be/c170hFlmdWA.


References

The following are resources referenced in the video presentation.

Are you joining multiple data sources? See the developerWorks document called Working with Multiple Relational Data Sources

Improve Performance for Interactive Relational Data Access

Advanced Prompting with Supporting Files

Improving IBM Cognos Report Studio Master Detail Report Performance

Consider taking a course called IBM Cognos Report Studio: Author Reports with Multidimensional Data (V10.1)

IBM Cognos BI Dimensional Functions

AVP Technical Advisory & Solutions

IBM Cognos Reporting Assistance Package description

IBM Support Portal

IBM Training

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