From the list of reports, click on the report name to run the report ... OR
Click on the blue triangle to the far right of the report name. A page will open giving you various options to use when running the report: Format, Language, Delivery, Prompt Values, Advanced Options, Run or Cancel.
Under the "Format" option select one of the following output types from the drop-down menu:
Excel (2007, 2002, 2000 Single sheet and 2000 versions)
Delimited text (csv)
The selected format type impacts the time to get results, use of the report, and how to receive the report.
The "Language" option offers language choices for the report. The HR managment reports have been written to use the default language shown - English.
A variety of "Delivery" options are available:
View the report now
Save the report
Print the report (with a printer location)
Send me the report by email
For best results select either 'View the report now' to print results once the report has finished ... OR ... 'Send me the report by email' to receive the report attached to an email).
Verify that the "Prompt Values" button is checked.
If the 'Send me the report by email' button was selected you can take advantage of additional features by clicking the 'advanced options' hyperlink in the upper right hand corner.
Once the "Run" option is selected expect either:
A prompt page
A completed report.
To "Cancel" the report:
Click the Cancel button. You will return to the list of reports.
How to use the report "Prompt" page
To select more than one item in the prompt box hold down the CTRL key.
To select all items in the prompt box click on the "select all" button.
To unselect all items in the prompt box click on the "de-select all" button.
How to use the "Date" prompt
To select a date from the drop-down calendar click on the calendar icon.
Enter dates using the format MM-DD-YYYY (include the dashes).
How to navigate within the Cognos reporting tool
To return to the list of reports from the report prompt page click on CANCEL button.
To close and exit Cognos click Log Off on top of page.
To run the same report again click the the button to the far right of the report name.
To run a different report click the button to the far right of the report name.
To return to the list of HR management reports click the "return arrow" in the top right corner of the Cognos Viewer page.