Cognos Authors Links and Resources



New Features


These videos will interest beginner report writers. These videos will provide assistance with creating a variety of reports, sorting columns, appling column formatting, grouping data, summarizing data and filtering data. 


Allows authors to create visualizations of their data in Cognos


Type of view that contains a set of scene displayed in sequence over time.  Storytelling utilizes the dashboard technology but provides additional capabilities such as animation.

Uploaded Files

Allows authors to upload a data file and do some quick analysis and visualizations.

Data Module

Allows authors to quickly fuse many sources of data together, such as, packages, uploaded files, data sets, and other data modules.


Explore is a flexible workspace where you can discover and analyze data.  Explore an existing visualization from a dashboard, story, or explore an uploaded file.  Uncover hidden relationships and identify patterns that turns your data into insights.