Mouseover text on cognos list header

When you want to show some explanatory text on a mouseover on a list header you can use the following solution:

1. Unlock the report

2. Drag a HTML item before the header text item

3. Add the HTML: <span title=”Text to show on hoover”>

4. Drag a HTML item after the header text item

5. Add the HTML: </span>

6. Lock the report

Run the report to see the result.

Group rows in cognos report list

Case:

When you create a standard table in a report you can have double rows with the same data

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In Cognos it is possible to group these rows

Solution:

Follow the next steps to group the rows in the table

1. Select the column in the table witch you want to group

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2. Choose in Report Studio –> Structure –> Group/degroup

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3. The result in the table after that:

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4. Next run the report and the result looks like:

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