Creating a report using Cognos 11

Creating reports with Cognos 11 differs from previous versions of Cognos. Use this procedure to create a report using the pre-defined OnCommand Insight reports.

About this task

Use the following steps to generate a simple report on physical capacity of storage and storage pools in a number of data centers.


  1. In the toolbar, click
  2. Click Report
  3. Click Templates > Blank
  4. Click Themes > Cool Blue > OK
    The Source and Data tabs is displayed
  5. Click Source >
  6. In the Open file dialog, click Team content > Packages
    A list of available packages is displayed.
  7. Click Storage and Storage Pool Capacity > Open
  8. Click
    The available styles for your report are displayed.
  9. Click List
    Add appropriate names for List and Query
  10. Click OK
  11. Expand Physical Capacity
  12. Expand to the lowest level of Data Center
  13. Drag to the Reporting palate.
  14. Expand Capacity (MB)
  15. Drag Capacity (MB) to the Reporting palate.
  16. Drag Used Capacity (MB) to the Reporting palate.
  17. Run the report, by clicking and selecting an output type.


A report similar to the following is created: