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Cognos Interview Questions
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What is limited local? and the uses?

Ness Technologies,

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What is model filter and query filter?


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suppose i want to do drill through a column only for the values which is having more than > 50000. how can i do that?

Mind Tree,

2 6349

How can we give the same color for alternate(1,3,5.... and 2,4,8...) cells in a column?


5 6461

what happens when date function has taken as attribute


1 3405

what use of surgate key in project


3 5027

I have two queries in first query i have to show all values,in second query i have to show 3 values and want to hide 3 values what prompt ur going to use, why that prompt



I want to schedule the report as to do


2 5813

How can you schedule a report based on different time zone ?(ex: local time should be same as 10 am . Japan should get the report at 10 am. USA should get the report at 10 am).Is that possible?

HCL, iGate,

1 7322

hi, i am searching job in cognos and datastage, does any can provide me the real time experieced scenerios and questions related to cognos and datastage projects, so if anyone provide me the documents related this can very helpful to me, my mail id is


what r the reports u faced critical and how it can be solved .. any once can u give a best ans for interviw



Hi Friends, Please tell me at What situations we use the Segment, Link in FM, What is the Main Difference functionality wise? Thank You

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Hi Friends, Just want to know, day to day is increasing or decreasing Cognos Usage in the Market? New Reporting tools to driving Reporting Market Spotfire, Tableau,Qlick View, some other New Tools. Which Reporting tool can generate Lot of Opportinities in the Market? Please Reply to this, My Advanced Thank to you. Thank You Kumar

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Hi Friends, What is the Max no.of rows in a report & a page? If we have Master, Detail Reports, I have define drill through, Requirement is When i run Master Report it should run in HTML, when i drill through to detailed report it should get into PDF is it Possible in Cognos? Thank You Kumar

2 3736

Why Star Schema is de-normalized? Please explain in detail probably with some examples.


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Un-Answered Questions { Cognos }

my report ended at the half of the last page but i don't want that matter in the last page I would like to adjust the matter in the previous page .how can i do this?


How to a create header dynamically in a crosstab report in cognos 8.1?


how to explain tne project at the time of interview? where to start and how to end? plz explain in detail thax in advance


how to create measures and dimensions?


How create measures and demensions?


What's the limitation of 'Page Footer' in Report Studio? e.g. If I have an activity prompt (list of activities in a Search & Select Prompt) and selected around 2500 activites from the 'Activity' Search & Select Prompt and when I ran the report I got a message "#! Overflow" in page footer. Can somebody please tell me what's max. limit. I tried with around 300 activities and page footer displayed the activities. Your help will be appriciated.


What do you understand by the term 'model durability'?


What is difference between data mart and data warehouse?


Why cognos decision stream is used?


How can reports be bursted based on two groups? I want to schedule to burst a report based on product line and years and I need the burst report for every product line and every year. How can this be done? Please help..


What project,model,parameter maps,namespace and database definitions....... what these are all contains? what are differences b/w them?


Name the types of report?


we have a list of 80,000 records, i would like to display in excel sheet but excel sheet has capacity of 60000 record.. how you going to display?


how to explain health care project and which reports we can create in health care doain?


how the values be passed to prompts in report studio? when a data item is dragged n dropped in to report, after the default query generated first which sql will the query query hit for processing means (native or cognos)? plz answers to these questions?