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Q.How do we drill through from a powerplay cube to reportnet?
A Setting up drill-through access from PowerPlay Web to ReportNet involves
1.configuring Cognos Series 7 for drill-through access to ReportNet
2.preparing the Transformer model and cube
3.copying the search path of the folder that contains the target report
4.enabling the cube for drill-through access to ReportNet
5.deciding which filters to create in the target report
6 creating the target report
7 disabling the Drill Through Assistant
Q.What are versions of reportnet?
A.In ReprotNet have two vertions
2.ReportNet 1.1 MR1, MR2
Q.What is prompt?types of prompts?use of prompts?syntax of prompt?
A.Prompts act as questions that help users to customize the information in a report to suit their own needs.The different types of Prompt are
Date and time prompt :Using prompts is faster and easier than repeatedly changing the filter.
Cognos Report Studio provides several ways to create prompts. You can
1.use the Build Prompt Page tool
2.build your own prompt and prompt page
3.create a parameter to produce a prompt
4.create a Prompt directly in a report page
Q.What is difference between qurry studio and report studio?
1.Used to create Ad-hoc (or) simple reports.
2.It does not provide any pre-defined report templates.
3.It directly displays data (without running the report) when we insert attributes in the report.
1.Used to create complex reports.
2.It provides pre-defined report templates.
3.It does not display the data directly in the report. We need to run the report to display the data.
Q.What are components of report studio?
A.Componenets of Report Studio:
1.Insertable Objects pane.
3.Explorer bar - Conditional Explorer, Query Explorer, Page Explorer.
4.Report Viewer - Workarea, Report Layout Objects.
Q.What are necessary tasks to install reportnet software
A.You need to do the following for a standard installation process:
1.Verify your system requirements like RAM Minimum: 512 MB, a Web server installed and started
2.Review the ReportNet default settings like default ReportNet ports and URI settings.
3.Create the database for the content store which means you must create the database that is used for the content store using either Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, or DB2 UDB. ReportNet uses this database to store, organize, and retrieve information.
4.Install ReportNet: Use the installation wizard to select the components you want to install and the location on your computer where you want to install them.
5.Set up the database client for the content store (Oracle and DB2): If you use Oracle or DB2 as the database server for the content store, additional steps are required after you install ReportNet before you can configure ReportNet.you need to go to the 6th step only when installing on UNIX. For Windows above 5 steps are good.
6.Update Your Java Environment: Before you can use the cryptographic operations, such as data encryption and key management, implemented by ReportNet, you must check that the required JAR (Java Archive) files are present in your Java Runtime Environment (JRE).
Q.What are components of reportnet?
A. ReportNet has a three-tier architecture, namely,
The tiers are based on business function, and are typically separated by firewalls. ReportNet user interfaces sit above the tiers.ReportNet user interfaces include
a.Web-based Cognos Connection, Cognos Report Studio, and Query Studio
b. Windows-based Framework Manager
Q.How do we provide security in frame work manager for a query subject?
A.The procedure for providing security for query subject in frame work manager is:
select querysubject -> in properties pane select ->security filters(click on edit)a specify data security wizard appears->click on add groups -> cognosnamesspace(select users and groups wizard opens)
Q.I want to display zero when null values coming to report how can I do that?
A.You can follow this procedure :
1.Lets assume revenue is the field in which we have to display null values as 0.
2.First create a calculated item and
3.Then write the expression of the cal item using If Then Else construct as
4.If (Revenue is null) Then ('0') Else(Revenue)
5.I think u can easily understand this.
6.Now you can see that the null values r displayed as '0' in the calculated item.
Select the data item in which you want to replace null with 0 .Go to Properties pane, Click Data Format, in this put 0 in Missing value Characters.
Q.How can i create prompts in report net
A.Prompts is mean by the end user can be filter the data.
1.you can open the explore bar and added the new prompts page,and enter the new name.
2.you go to tool menu and track prompts button
3.you select prompts and then ok
Q.Difference between filter and conditin
A.The difference between Filter and Condition:Condition returns true or false Ex: if Country = 'India' then ...Filter will return two types of results1.Detail information which is equal to where clause in SQL statement2.Summary information which is equal to Group by and Having clause in SQL statement.
Q.Can report net connect multiple datasource at a time in report creation time
A.Yes it can connect multiple datasources at a time when the frame work manager has the metta data regarding that datasources.
Q.How can i test report in reportnet
A.If we wanna test the report in report net, first we can intially check by validating it in the report page.After that we can test the out put of the report Using a sql anlyser and sql query.so here we will be comparing the sql analyzer output with the output of the report viewer.
Q.What are the various file formats involved in reportnet?
A.It has six (6) formats in report net. They are HTML, PDF, Excel 2000, Excel 2002, CSV, and XML format. We can see the types of formats in the report viewer on the right side .
Q.How to generate IQD file from framework manager
A.Create a Query Subject, from the properties pane select externalise,there we have 4 options in that select IQD
Q.What is meant by Junk Dimension?
A.The junk dimension is simply a structure that provides a convenient place to store the junk attributes".It's randomly used dimension.
Q.what are semi and non additive measures..
1.Semi-Additive: Semi-additive facts are facts that can be summed up for some of the dimensions in the fact table, but not the others.
2.Non-Additive: Non-additive facts are facts that cannot be summed up for any of the dimensions present in the fact table. Current Balance and Profit Margin are the facts.
Current Balance is a semi-additive fact, as it makes sense to add them up for all accounts (what's the total current balance for all accounts in the bank?), but it does not make sense to add them up through time (adding up all current balances for a given account for each day of the month does not give us any useful information). Profit Margin is a non-additive fact, for it does not make sense to add them up for the account level or the day level.
Q.What is catalog and types of catalogs in cagonos and which is better?
A.catalog is a data base and also frient hand data base. types of catalog is 4 tyes
Q.what is difference between PAGE BREAK and Section Report?
A.Section-section is eliminate the duplicate recod.but report looking separate bluck.setpagebreak means to display the reports in onepage. eg. suppose u create a list report ordermethod,orderyear,revenue when u create section on ordermethod.it will eliminate the duplicate record.but when u apply the set pagebreakc.report display in onepage.like fax reports in onepage,email reports in another page.this in cognos 8 querystudio.But in report studio you can do using propetispan.
Q.use this query i am retriving all years OCt data from 01-10-2004 to 30-10-2007
i need to restrect this query to current date and current year
[gosales_goretailers].[Orders].[Order month]between 01 and to_number(to_char(current_date,'MM'))and [gosales_goretailers].[Orders].[Order month]=to_number(to_char(current_date,'MM'))
pass polar ID
A.You have a function called 'extract' in cognos.
Ex:- extract(month,the dte field). by giving like this you will get month. so you can keep a filter to restrict the rows only for october.
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