IBM Cognos 10.2 - Report Studio

Active Report Authoring Advanced


Authoring Advanced Active Report with IBM Cognos is a one-day, instructor-led, online course. Students will develop Active Report using advanced techniques to create highly interactive reports using multiple controls, create custom controls, examine advanced deck features and conditionally show, hide, filter or select report objects.

This is a fully interactive course. Participants will have practice performing the skills in our online classroom. The instructor is able to see each student's computer screen and offer guidance. A full set of course materials is included and hard copies sent prior to the class.


Techniques learned in this course are relevant to all versions of IBM Cognos BI v10.

The core techniques learned in this course are relevant to the next generation of IBM Cognos Analytics v11. Read details about similarities and differences between Cognos v10.x and v11.

Class Length

One Day

Suggested Attendees

Advanced report authors: individuals that design and develop corporate standard reports with strong authoring experience and experience with building Active Reports


Students should have extensive experience with Report Studio traditional authoring and some experience with building Active Report. We recommend our Active Report Authoring Fundamentals course be taken before attending this course.

Class Outline
  1. Understand Active Report Features and Controls
  2. Use Advanced Tab Control Navigation Techniques
  3. Create Multiple Variable Controls
  4. Create Custom Controls
  5. Work with Layout Component References
  6. Create Active Reports with Cascading Controls
  7. Create Breadcrumbs Using Active Report Controls
  8. Conditionally Show/Hide Report Objects
  9. Create a Scrolling Marquee
  10. Use Data Deck Default Cards
  11. Work with Data Decks with Multiple Data Items
  12. Create Nested Data Decks
  13. Troubleshoot Active Reports
Registration Details

  • Senturus accepts payment by credit card, purchase order and invoice.
  • Paying party will receive a payment confirmation email upon payment receipt.
  • Each registered student will receive an email with the course confirmation and details on how to access the online classroom.
  • A full, hard copy set of course materials is shipped to each United States based student a few days prior to the start of class.
  • *International students will receive electronic copies of the course guide in place of a hard copy. These students may print one hard copy of the guide for their own personal use during the course. The course materials are copyrighted and any other reproduction or distribution of these materials is strictly prohibited.

We recommend that all attendees have two displays (monitors) so they can see the training presentation and their hands-on class work simultaneously.

Audio for attendees is via VoIP and a PC Headset is highly recommended. Audio is also available via teleconference using a TOLL number.

Cancellations made ten or more calendar days prior to the first day of the course receive a 100% refund.

Cancellations made between five and nine calendar days prior to the first day of the course, receive a 50% refund.

Registrants will be charged 100% of the enrollment fee if a cancellation request is not received at least five calendar days prior to the first day of the course.