IBM Cognos Active Reports


This one day IBM Cognos Active Reports course is an addendum to the report studio training path which covers the exciting new report format that enables dynamic interactive report viewing both on the desktop and the Apple iPad.

Ever wish your organization’s BI reports could be made available in an offline format, while maintaining all of the interactivity and rich content that is usually only available while connected to a server?

If so, IBM Cognos is the solution for you! Using the Active Report type, your report developers will have the ability to design reports that can be run and viewed offline. This is possible because Active Reports include all report data along with the downloaded file, which makes it possible to use all of reports functionality without being connected to the IBM Cognos server.

Furthermore, Active Reports enable a variety of new prompt types such as sliders and tabbed button groups that make it simple to filter data on the fly and to toggle between the various views of data.


Course Outline

This one day class is for developers looking to create and distribute Active Reports to their business community.

During the Active Reports class, students all aspects of the Active Report templates, beginning with the creation of Active Report variables, through to more complex topics such as creating connections between report objects.

Each topic will be highlighted with in-depth workshops, Q&A sessions, tips and techniques drawn from over 15 plus years of cross industry experience.


The curriculum is based on the most recent version of IBM Cognos Report Studio. For an even more enriching experience, the course content can be entirely customized to any customer’s environment, including, but not limited to the tutorials and workshops.

All our instructors are IBM Cognos certified. In addition, they provide the benefit of having up to fifteen years of real-world experience.

Our manuals are aimed at self-study.


A good comprehension of Microsoft Windows and the Office suite is mandatory.
An understanding of the standard IBM Cognos BI Report Studio is required.

High-level Curriculum

  • Introduction to Active Reports
  • Working with Active Report variables and properties
  • Identify differences between filter and select
  • Using Decks
  • Setting up master-detail relationships
  • Review drill-through reports
  • Working with static Active Report control

IBM Course Codes

Equivalent IBM course code is B5198, B5A98.