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VIDEO: Data Preparation and Modeling

Welcome to our video that demonstrates data preparation and modeling in Cognos Analytics.  In this video, we will walk you through a use case story that details how to join multiple data sources using corporate and external data, refine data properties, and build navigation groups and custom groups. Related posts: An Overview of Cognos Analytics Data to Dashboard in Minutes (Coming Soon) Please visit our IBM Cognos Analytics channel on YouTube.

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VIDEO: An Overview of Cognos Analytics

Welcome to our video that showcases the capabilities of Cognos Analytics.  In this video, we will introduce you to the newly re-imagined Cognos Analytics, and illustrate the improved user interface for each feature function. Related posts: Data Preparation and Modeling Data to Dashboard in Minutes (Coming Soon) Please visit our IBM Cognos Analytics channel on YouTube.

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Guide to IBM #Cognos Analytics Sample Data Sets

You can start getting familiar with IBM Cognos Analytics by using the sample data sets provided in this community. These data sets have all been tested with IBM Cognos Analytics, and are the basis for many of the samples and videos. A description of each is below. To use these data sets: Download a file from the links below. Log in to IBM Cognos Analytics. On the home page, click New and select Upload Files in the left navigation bar to browse and select the data file. American time use The American Time Use Survey data contains information about the amount of time (in minutes per day) people spend on activities such as paid work, volunteering, childcare, and socializing. The survey question asked was: "Now I'd like to find out how you spent your time yesterday, from 4:00 in the morning until 4:00 AM this morning." The previous day was always a weekday. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics. Banking loss events The banking loss events data contains seven years of loss events including net loss, recovery amount, region, and risk sub-category. Source: IBM Boston 311 calls Like many other cities, Boston, MA logs hundreds of thousands of requests each year for services such as snow plowing, street cleaning, and pot hole repair. Source: City of Boston. California website visits This sample data contains 2016 website visit data for the fictional Sample Outdoors Company website by Zip Code and latitude/longitude in California. Source: IBM. Customer analysis This sample insurance data contains information from a fictional company about customer demographics, policies, and claims. Columns include state, education, income, marital status, policy type, total claim amount, and more. Source: IBM. NYPD motor vehicle collisions  New! This sample data provides a breakdown of every collision in NYC from 2015 to 2017 by location and injury. Each record represents a collision in NYC by city, borough, precinct and cross street. Source: Police Department (NYPD), NYC OpenData Sales staff  New! This sample data contains sales staff information for the fictional Sample Outdoors Company. Source: IBM SampleFile_GOSales This sample data is intended to help beginners start authoring reports and dashboards. The Sample Outdoors Company is a fictitious business operation with data for products, retailers, order methods, and year. Source: IBM Storm events 2015 Storm event data is provided by the National Weather Service (NWS) and contains statistics on personal injuries and damage estimates. Dataset Source: NCEI DSI 3910_03, gov.noaa.ncdc:C00510 Weather analytics This sample data is intended to illustrate weather analytics. Additional weather-related data has been added to the Boston 311 calls data described above. Related posts: Samples Landing Page Library of How-To Videos for IBM Cognos Analytics Please visit our IBM Business Analytics Support channel on YouTube.

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Video: How to create your first active report in #Cognos Analytics part 2 (11.0.6+)

This video is intended for beginners, to help them get started with authoring active reports. It shows how to expand and enhance the Get Started sample active report “5. My first active report”. Part 1 of this video can be found here. Related posts: Video: How to create your first active report part 1 (11.0.6+) IBM Knowledge Center: Four categories of Cognos samples Library of How-To Videos for IBM Cognos Analytics Samples Landing Page Please visit our IBM Cognos Analytics channel on YouTube.

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Video: How to create your first active report part 1 (11.0.6+)

This video is intended for beginners, to help them get started with authoring active reports. Part 2 of this video can be found here. Related posts: Video: How to create your first active report part 2 (11.0.6+) IBM Knowledge Center: Four categories of Cognos samples Library of How-To Videos for IBM Cognos Analytics Samples Landing Page Please visit our IBM Cognos Analytics channel on YouTube.

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Video: How to create your first dashboard part 2 (11.0.6+)

This video is intended for beginners, to help them get started with authoring dashboards. It shows how to expand and enhance the Get Started sample dashboard “3. My first dashboard”. The URL to the image used in the video is https://public.dhe.ibm.com/software/data/sw-library/cognos/mobile/tips/Images/Boston311.png. Part 1 of this video can be found here. Related posts: Video: How to create your first dashboard part 1 (11.0.6+) IBM Knowledge Center: Four categories of Cognos samples Library of How-To Videos for IBM Cognos Analytics Samples Landing Page

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Video: How to create your first dashboard in #Cognos Analytics part 1 (11.0.6+)

This video is intended for beginners, to help them get started with authoring dashboards. Part 2 of this video can be found here. Related posts: Video: How to create your first dashboard part 2 (11.0.6+) IBM Knowledge Center: Four categories of Cognos samples Library of How-To Videos for IBM Cognos Analytics Samples Landing Page Please visit our IBM Cognos Analytics channel on YouTube.

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Video: How to create your first report part 2 (11.0.6+)

This video is intended for beginners, to help them get started with authoring reports. It shows how to expand and enhance the Get Started sample report “1. My first report”. Part 1 of this video can be found here. Related posts: Video: How to create your first report part 1 (11.0.6+) IBM Knowledge Center: Four categories of Cognos samples Library of How-To Videos for IBM Cognos Analytics Samples Landing Page Please visit our IBM Cognos Analytics channel on YouTube.

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Video: How to create your first report part 1 (11.0.6+)

This video is intended for beginners, to help them get started with authoring reports. Part 2 of this video can be found here. Related posts: Video: How to create your first report part 2 (11.0.6+) IBM Knowledge Center: Four categories of Cognos samples Library of How-To Videos for IBM Cognos Analytics Samples Landing Page Please visit our IBM Cognos Analytics channel on YouTube.

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Library of How-To Videos for IBM #Cognos Analytics

Here is an index of our IBM Cognos Analytics videos on YouTube. Popular | Get Started | What's New? | Dashboarding | Reporting | Stories | Portal | Modeling | Administration | Install & Config   Popular Exploring the portal (11.0.7+) (5 min) How to create your first report part 1 (11.0.7+) (4 min) How to create your first report part 2 (11.0.7+) (3 min) How to create your first dashboard part 1 (11.0.7+) (4 min) How to create your first dashboard part 2 (11.0.7+) (4 min) How to create a Story (11.0.4+) (6 min)   Get Started How to create your first report part 1 (11.0.7+) (4 min) How to create your first report part 2 (11.0.7+) (3 min) How to create your first dashboard part 1 (11.0.7+) (4 min) How to create your first dashboard part 2 (11.0.7+) (4 min) How to create your first active report part 1 (11.0.8+) (6 min) How to create your first active report part 2 (11.0.8+) (3 min) How to create your first active report part 1 (11.0.7) (4 min) How to create your first active report part 2 (11.0.7) (3 min) How to create your first dashboard part 1 (11.0.6+) (5 min) How to create your first dashboard part 2 (11.0.6+) (4 min) How to create your first report part 1 (11.0.6+) (5 min) How to create your first report part 2 (11.0.6+) (4 min) How to create your first active report part 1 (11.0.6+) (6 min) How to create your first active report part 2 (11.0.6+) (4 min) How to create your first dashboard part 1 (11.0.0 - 11.0.5) (4 min) How to create your first dashboard part 2 (11.0.0 - 11.0.5) (4 min) How to create your first report part 1 (11.0.0 - 11.0.5) (4 min) How to create your first report part 2 (11.0.0 - 11.0.5) (4 min) How to create your first active report part 1 (11.0.0 - 11.0.5) (5 min) How to create your first active report part 2 (11.0.0 - 11.0.5) (4 min)   What's New? Reporting, Dashboarding, Stories and the Portal 11.0.11 (5 min)  New! Portal, Dashboarding and Modeling 11.0.10 (8 min) Reporting and Dashboarding 11.0.9 (4 min) Reporting 11.0.8 (4 min) Stories 11.0.8 (3 min) Modeling 11.0.8 (3 min) Dashboarding 11.0.7 Part 1 (8 min) Dashboarding 11.0.7 Part 2 (8 min) Reporting 11.0.7 Part 1 (9 min) Reporting 11.0.7 Part 2 (8 min) Stories 11.0.7 (2 min) Modeling 11.0.7 (8 min) Dashboarding 11.0.6 (9 min) Reporting 11.0.6 (5 min) Stories 11.0.6 (4 min) Modeling 11.0.5 (6 min) Reporting 11.0.5 (5 min) Dashboarding 11.0.5 (9 min) Stories 11.0.5 (9 min) Dashboarding 11.0.4 (14 min) Reporting 11.0.4 (8 min) Modeling 11.0.4 (12 min) Lifecycle Manager 11.0.4 (6 min) Reporting 11.0.3 (9 min) Modeling 11.0.3 (5 min)   Dashboarding How to use Maps in IBM Cognos Analytics Dashboards (5 min)  New! The crosstab visualization (11.0.4+) (6 min) Create a calculation (11.0.4+) (1 min) Apply a conditional palette using Color by (11.0.4+) (2 min) Set a timed data refresh (11.0.4+) (1 min) Top or Bottom 5 or 10 (11.0.4+) (1 min) Pins for dashboards and stories (11.0.4+) (3 min) Create data visualizations on a dashboard (11.0.0) (4 min) Filtering and sorting dashboards (11.0.0) (5 min) How to create a new dashboard (11.0.0) (4 min)   Reporting Cognos 10 Portal Page migration to IBM Cognos Analytics 11.0.11 My Portal Pages (5 min)  New! Cognos 10 JavaScript Prompt API samples in IBM Cognos Analytics 11 (6 min)  New! How to share the URL to a specific content object (11.0.5+) (3 min)  New! Global parameters (11.0.7+) (7 min) Report Authoring Basics: Part 4 - How to create a visualization report (11.0.7) (5 min) Report Authoring Basics: Part 3 - How to create a crosstab report (11.0.6) (4 min) Report Authoring Basics: Part 2 - How to create a list report (11.0.6) (4 min) Report Authoring Basics: Part 1 - The Report Authoring Interface (11.0.6) (4 min) How to create a parameterized report (11.0.6+) (5 min) Style a Data List (11.0.4+) (2 min) Change data format to millions in a visualization (11.0.4+) (1 min) Scriptable reports (11.0.4+) (4 min) How to add clickable images to an Active Report part 1 (15 min) How to add clickable images to an Active Report part 2 (11 min) How to add a popup window to an Active Report (11.0.0) (16 min) How to add a “By The Numbers” visualization (11.0.0) (5 min) How to create a report (11.0.0) (5 min) How to create professional reports part 1 (11.0.0) (7 min) How to create professional reports part 2 (11.0.0) (9 min) How to create a pictograph infographic (11.0.0) (14 min)   Stories How to create a Story (11.0.4+) (6 min) Pins for dashboards and stories (11.0.4+) (3 min)   Portal Cognos 10 Portal Page migration to IBM Cognos Analytics 11.0.11 My Portal Pages (5 min)  New! How to share the URL to a specific content object (11.0.5+) (3 min)  New! Exploring the portal (11.0.7+) (5 min) How to find saved content (11.0.0) (4 min) How to manage schedules and subscriptions (5 min) How to navigate the IBM Cognos Analytics Portal (11.0.0) (2 min)   Modeling Overview: Navigation Groups (11.0.5+) (6 min) Advanced sorting (11.0.4+) (2 min) Clean NULL values (11.0.4+) (2 min) Intent-driven modeling to infer relationships between tables (11.0.4+) (2 min) Validating a data module (11.0.4+) (2 min) Create a data set from a data module (11.0.4+) (2 min) How to combine personal and corporate data in a data module (10 min) How to create a data module (11.0.0) (3 min) How to create calculations in data modules (3 min) How to create custom groups in data modules (2 min)   Administration Basic IBM Cognos Analytics & IBM Planning Analytics integration with CAM Security (7 min) How to setup multitenancy (9 min) How to setup IBM Cognos Powerplay 10.2.2 with IBM Cognos Analytics (11.0.3 - 11.0.5) (10 min) How to setup IBM Cognos Powerplay 10.2.2 with IBM Cognos Analytics (11.0.6) (6 min) How to upgrade IBM Cognos Analytics (6 min) How to create the IBM Cognos Analytics licensed roles (11.0.7) (8 min) How to migrate IBM Cognos Analytics content from one environment to another (4 min) Setting up content archival with FileNet (7 min) How to configure audit reporting (4 min) Customizing the User Experience (11.0.5+) (4 min) License Management (11.0.5+) (2 min) How to create themes and extensions (11.0.4) (10 min) How to administer accounts and activities (11.0.0) (3 min) How to administer IBM Cognos Analytics (11.0.0) (4 min) How to connect to dashDB (4 min) How to configure a gateway with an IIS web server (11 min)   Installation & Configuration How to add a new data server connection (11.0.6+) (3 min) How to import the samples deployment (11.0.6+) (2 min) How to add a data server to connect to an IBM DB2 database (11.0.0 - 11.0.5) (3 min) How to add a data server to connect to an Oracle database (11.0.0 - 11.0.5) (3 min) How to add a data server to connect to a Microsoft SQL Server database (11.0.0 - 11.0.5) (3 min) How to import the samples deployment (11.0.4) (3 min) How to install a Ready to Run instance of IBM Cognos Analytics (2 min) How to expand an IBM Cognos Analytics environment by installing another (2 min)   Please visit our IBM Business Analytics Support channel on YouTube.