Cognos Impromptu Training: Report Design Essentials

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1 Day

Cognos Impromptu is a powerful and user-friendly tool that enables even non-technical users to quickly and easily design and distribute business intelligence reports.

From getting to know Impromptu, to filtering and summarising data, we cover the key features of this software, and how it can help you create and manipulate reports and perform calculations.

If you’re a new Cognos Impromptu user who needs to create new ‘list style’ reports or modify existing ones, this Cognos Impromptu training course will provide you with the skills you need, even if you have no previous experience.

What you’ll learn

By the end of the programme you’ll be able to:

  • Create, modify and enhance reports
  • Filter and sort information
  • Summarise data
  • Organise data and perform simple calculations

What’s covered

Getting to know Impromptu

  • Organising the workspace
  • Connecting to a catalogue
  • Opening existing reports
  • Report views
  • Emailing reports
  • Exporting reports

Creating reports

  • Creating new reports
  • Using the report wizard
  • Adding and removing data
  • Adding columns
  • Grouping data
  • Creating snapshots

Filtering data

  • Applying quick filters
  • Using the filter drop down
  • Creating filters
  • Creating filters with prompts

Sorting and grouping data

  • Multiple sort keys
  • On-screen sorting
  • Creating a group
  • Multiple grouping
  • Associating

Summarising data

  • Totalling
  • Counting
  • Ranking

Creating headers and footers

  • Adding objects
  • Resizing

Customising reports

  • Setting up calculations
  • Creating a summary column
  • Exception reporting

Enhancing a report

  • Formatting text and numbers
  • Conditional formatting
  • Borders
  • Styles

Printing and page setup

A bespoke course, at a venue and date of your choice.

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Customer Testimonials

Paul was excellent he took note of things that I said I needed to learn and put extra scenarios together to help me with this and also with the things that I struggled with. His tone and manner throughout the day made me feel at ease, and whenever I didn't understand anything he didn't make me stupid. I found this course very useful and am looking forward to putting my new skills in to practice.

Team Leader, Caravan Club

Paul Terry

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