Relate a Query to a Layout
Queries and layouts work together. After you decide the type of data that you need, you must create a layout in which to show the results. Each column of data must be both selected for the query and shown in a layout unless there are some columns that you do not want to show. The query and layout portions of a report must be linked to produce a valid report.
IBM® Cognos® Analytics - Reporting automatically links query and layout. For example, when you use Reporting and the list report layout, query and layout are automatically linked.
- Select a data container.
- Click the Show properties icon , and in the Properties pane, set the Query property to a query.
- Click the Data icon , click the Data items tab , and drag data items from the query to the data container.