The following features are new or changed in Cognos® Analytics 11.1.0 Reporting.

Guided report layout

You can place report objects at different locations on the canvas by using visual guidelines. Table structures are used and automatically created based on where objects are placed. All tables that are created use percentage sizing to ensure that different screen resolutions are supported. For more information, see Guided report layout.

New navigation user interface

You can easily switch between report pages and report queries using the new navigation menu, which is at the top of the authoring interface. The on-demand toolbar can also be fixed at the top of the report canvas instead of floating with selected objects. For more information, see The user interface.

Smart visualization recommender
When you drag data items from the metadata tree on to the report canvas, Cognos Analytics renders the visualization that best represents the data. You can choose other visualizations from the list if you don't like the one selected by Cognos Analytics. You can disable this feature in the report options. For more information, see Recommended visualizations.

You can use the following new visualizations:

  • Area
  • Box plot
  • Bubble
  • Bullet
  • Clustered bar
  • Clustered column
  • Floating bar
  • Floating column
  • Heat map
  • Hierarchical packed bubble
  • Line
  • Map
  • Marimekko
  • Network
  • Packed bubble
  • Pie
  • Point
  • Radar
  • Radial
  • River
  • Scatter plot
  • Simple line and column
  • Smooth area
  • Smooth line
  • Stacked bar
  • Stacked column
  • Step line
  • Stepped area
  • Treemap
  • Waterfall
  • Word cloud
The visualizations support the following new features:
  • Custom palettes
  • Animations
  • Use percentage size so the visualizations resize based on-screen resolution
  • Client-side data storage

All new visualizations have client-side rendering capability. The visualizations can use and interact with data stored on the browser side. Report authors can include extra data to be stored on the browser side when you create visualizations. Report consumers can filter visualizations directly on the report output using data that is already retrieved from the database. For more information, see Visualizations version 11.x.

Custom palettes
You can view the default color palette, change the palette, and create your own palettes for reuse in a report, a dashboard, or a story. Standard and continuous palettes are supported on various visualizations. For more information, see Creating a color palette.
Enhanced mapping support

Report consumers can interact with different map layers to customize how a map is displayed.

Map clustering
You can group points on a map to help report users to better analyze data at different zoom levels. Map clustering is available as a property on both points and latitude and longitude layers.
You can visualize data by location using a heatmap layer on a map. The heatmap layer is available as a property on both points and latitude and longitude layers.
For more information, see Adding custom points or regions to a map.
Reusable styles
Styling functions are now consolidated into a single window that’s directly available from the on-demand toolbar. Report authors can customize any object in one location and save the customized style for reuse in other reports. For more information, see Reusing a style from another object.
Copy and paste
You can quickly assemble a report by using existing assets. Copy and paste is available from a dashboard, a story, or a report to a report by using the Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V key strokes. Data sources, queries, visualization types, and all common properties are copied and pasted. For more information, see Copying and pasting visualizations.