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IBM Cognos 8 Report Studio Cookbook
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I work for a company which has recently made a decision to use the Cognos software platform for its performance reporting and data analysis activities. This encouraged me to attended training classes and read numerous technical books\articles on using Report Studio.
For the last few months, I have been struggling to master some techniques needed to produce exceptional business reports using Report Studio. Most of the technical guides that I have read contained long drawn-out explanations that were difficult to understand.
Within 1 week after purchasing the "IBM Cognos 8 Report Studio Cookbook", I was able to use 3 techniques to overcome some challenges I was having in developing some reports.
The author of this book describes his techniques in a simple but effective form using "Getting Ready", "How to do it...", "How it works..." and "There's more...". This makes it easy for readers to easily interpret how to apply the technique being described. I really like the section describing "How it works..." because this is usually not included in most technical guides.
This is an excellent book and well worth the price.
I'm surprised they didn't edit the book for grammatical errors. Someone else posted on it. For the price, its really sad.
I've been Cognos authoring since 2004 and sometimes think I know everything I need to know about working with the language. "IBM Cognos 8 Report Studio Cookbook" made me realizes that there's always much, much more to learn.
This book is packed with incredibly useful information that every single Cognos developer should know. The best part is that Abhishek is simply organizing and presenting tried and true Cognos reporting and methods
In IBM Cognos 8 Report Studio Cookbook, Abhishek does a great job describing best practices that you as report author will find useful on a daily basis. For example, I really found his example of the Abhishek (Chapter 3, page 79) quite interesting. Another Item that fascinated me, was Item 15 (page 73) Overriding crosstab intersection drill-through definition.
While the vast majority of the book was very easy to read and to understand, Overall, I highly recommend IBM Cognos 8 Report Studio Cookbook, which will continue to serve me, and likely you too, as an excellent reference resource.