Cognos Interview Question and Answers

1. What are the types of reports available in cognos report studio?
  List Reports
  • A list report is a report that shows data in rows and columns. Each column shows all the values for a query item in the database or a calculation based on query items in the database.
Crosstab Reports
  • crosstab reports are reports that show data in rows and columns. However, the values at the intersection points of rows and columns show summarized information rather than detailed information.
  • Charts are a graphical way of presenting information. Use charts to reveal trends and relationships that are not evident in tabular reports.
  • Repeaters are tables in which you can insert items that are repeated when you run the report.
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2. What is query subject?
  • It is the basic building block of a Framework manager and is the main part in Framework manager.
  • It has an sql query associated with it which retrieves all the data that is required.
  • So when ever we have a need to change in retrieving the data, we need framework manager. All the query subjects are multidimensional in nature.
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3. What is the security module used in cognos?
  The security module used in cognos is cognos access manager.
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4. What is catalog and types of catalogs in cognos?
  A catalog is a file containing the information (Database tables) that Impromptu users need to create reports.
  • Personal
  • Distributed
  • Shared
  • Secured
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