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How do I use Cognos Connection? (Job Aids)

These job aids assist in using Cognos Connection, the Business Intelligence and Reporting system at Wayne State University. You have the ability to stop/pause, rewind and fast forward the video using the control panel at the bottom of the video screen. 

 

Job Aid
Video Content
Video Link
User
Opening Cognos Connection
Describes how to open Cognos Connection from a web browser.
Describes how to open Cognos Connection and the BI Portal from Academica.

From Your Browser 

 

From Academica


All
Portal Overview
Describes the Cognos Connection portal, including the page layout, the structure of folders, and how to create your own folders.

Page Layout


All
Folder Structure
Locating Reports
Describes how to use the search and advance search options.
Locating Reports
All
Report Execution
Describes how to run and re-run reports.
Report Execution
All
Report Output
Describes how to view, print, email and export output.
Report Output
All
Report Types
Describes how to create Report Views and set prompts(parameters).
All
Activities and Schedules
Describes how to schedule reports and jobs,  and how to manage activities.

Scheduling Reports


All

Monitor Activities


Customizing your Portal
Describes how to customize your portal. This will include My Folder organization, Home Page set up, and preferences.
Portal Customization
All
WSU Logo
Describes how to change WSU Logo in report headers.
Report Authors
SQL and Cognos
Describes how to view the  SQL for an existing Cognos report and how to create a Cognos Report using native SQL.
Report Authors

 

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