User Group 08-06-2010


Friday, August 6th, 2010 from 9:00 – 12:00  Coffee and bagels will be provided.



Colorado School of Mines 1650 Arapahoe St. Golden, CO – Building #15, CTLM Room 102


I’ve attached a map – CTLM is #15 – at the right side of the page distanced from the parking legend by the CTLM parking lot.  This lot or lots I or J are where people should park.  And, since school is not in session on the day of our meeting, parking shouldn’t be a problem.  Parking permit attached.


Room 102 is on the first floor in the northwest corner of the building.

Visitor Map

Parking Permit


Topics in sequential order:

1.     Customer Tips & Tricks – In this session a variety of users will present tips and tricks related to Cognos that they have found useful in their implementation.

a.     Justin Becher, Sunrise Medical – “This technique allows you to make a single report produce either detail or just summary results in a Report Studio List.  Used with conditional variables, users can easily change output to the desired level of detail.”

b.    Carrie Duran, University of Denver – “This session will cover a trick for rendering graphics based on data conditions using conditional blocks in a report that has been well received by end users.”


c. Data Analysis Group, CO Dept. HCPF – “This presentation for report Studio will cover passing prompt criteria between queries, displaying prompt values on a report page and creating multiple page & multiple query reports.”

Cognos Prompts

Safe Harbor Rule in COGNOS


2.     Metadata Modeling – Framework Manager and Transformer Modeling will be reviewed and led by Infolink Consulting.

Framework Manager and Transformer Tips

3. Discuss topics for next meeting (Cognos customer presentations(s) and/or consultant presentations), location and timing of next quarter’s meeting.  We’ll plan to discuss the “Business / End User Group” addition that we originally discussed in April as well.


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