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.


  1. Select a data container.
  2. Click the Show properties icon Show properties icon, and in the Properties pane, set the Query property to a query.
  3. Click the Data icon Data icon, click the Data items tab data items tab, and drag data items from the query to the data container.