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IBM Cognos 10 Report Studio: Practical Examples by Roger Johnson, Filip Draskovic

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Chapter 2. Matching the Report to the Analysis

In the IBM Cognos Report Studio classes, we discuss that traditional report writing over the years was focused on delivering all the required data at one time, even if that meant building a report that consisted of hundreds of pages.

Report Studio allows report writers to build reports that focus on the specific aspects of the analysis of data. By using drill-up, drill-down, and drill-through tools, users can run reports that follow their analysis methods. The reports can be focused on the key data items at each point in the data review. Instead of creating one long-running report that forces the analyst to turn from page to page, you can create a series of reports to match how end users look for ...

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