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Cognos 10 Report Studio (sample exam - version 1) Mock Exam

1. Which of the following is false about prompts? A. A prompt page is always generated manually. B. A generated prompt lets Report Studio select the appropriate prompt type for a particular report. C. A value prompt allows users to choose an option from a drop-down list. D. A text box prompt allow users to input a particular value. 2. An author wants to filter a report such that only transactions involving Southern European countries are included. He started typing in the Expression Definition the text "[Country] in ". Unfortunately, he forgot the names of the Southern European countries. Which icon should he click in order to get the list of European countries and allow him to select the countries that he will include in the filter? REFER TO select_multiple_values.jpg FOR THE ILLUSTRATION A. Validate B. Select Multiple Values C. Paste D. None of the above

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3. Which of the following is not a layer in a Map Report? A. Region Layer B. Point Layer C. Presentation Layer D. Display Layer 4. What is not true about List Headers and Footers? A. It can organize the report into sections. B. It provides additional information about the contents of the report. C. It is used to emphasize the header and footer of a query. D. It can be placed at the top or bottom of a list on each page.

5. An author created a list report containing the Employee Name, Revenue, and Sales Target. He wants to include the Variance (i.e., Revenue - Sales Target) and Percent of Goal (i.e., Revenue/Sales Target) as columns in the report. However, the Variance and Percent of Goal are not existing items in the Data Source. What must the author do to accomplish this? A. The author cannot add this additional columns. B. Derive the Variance and Percent of Goal using equation editor. C. Derive the Variance and Percent of Goal using layout calculation. D. Derive the Variance and Percent of Goal using query calculation. 6. The image below contains two rows of information above the column headers. REFER TO COG-612_MaskImg_3(1).png FOR THE ILLUSTRATION How were these rows created? A. By using a table outside of the list B. By inserting list row cells in the list header C. By unlocking cells and inserting text items into the column header D. By using a block, padding and text items added to the overall header

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7. In a list column, what is the purpose of the Render variable property? A. It allows an author to control the foreground color of the list column. B. It allows an author to control the background color of the list column. C. It allows an author to control if a list column will be displayed in a report. D. It allows an author to control the text that will be displayed in the list column. 8. If package drill-through behavior is enabled in Package XYZ, which of the following can be performed? A. Package XYZ is vulnerable to being accessed by any user. B. Reports created using Package XYZ becomes private. C. Reports created using Package XYZ can drill through to target reports creatd for the said package. D. There is no such thing as package drill-through. 9. Which of the following is the first step in creating an agent in Event Studio? A. Specify an event condition B. Add a task C. Specify the task execution rules D. Schedule the agent 10. Given the Chart Report below, which statement is true? REFER TO chart_baseline.jpg FOR THE ILLUSTRATION A. The middle baseline divides those that are above and below average revenue. B. The Y-axis represents the region. C. The Y-axis represents the year. D. All that are below the topmost baseline are below average.

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11. Given the two reports below (list and crosstab reports), which statement below is true? List Report: REFER TO list_product_line_order_method_type.jpg FOR THE ILLUSTRATION Crosstab Report: REFER TO crosstab_product_line_order_method_type.jpg FOR THE ILLUSTRATION A. It is easier to compare the revenue for each product line for each order method type in a crosstab report rather than a list report. B. If an additional order method type is added, only 1 row will be added in the list report. C. If an additional order method type is added, only 1 row will be added in the crosstab report. D. If an additional order method type is added, only 1 column will be added in the list report.

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12. A detailed filter was applied to the report below. REFER TO filter_after_auto_aggregation.jpg FOR THE ILLUSTRATION The detailed filter checks for revenue greater than 200,000,000.00 and it is applied AFTER autoaggregation. Which rows will be retained after the filter is applied? A. Cooking Gear, Packs, Sleeping Bags, Tents, Camping Equipment - Total, Irons, Woods, Golf Equipment - Total B. Camping Equipment - Total, Golf Equipment - Total C. Nothing will be retained D. All will be retained

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13. Which of the following uniquely defines an event instance? A. Event key B. Event condition C. Execution rules D. Task 14. In a bookmark, what is not true about the source types "Data Item Value" and "Text"? A. The source type "Data Item Value" allows authors to use the value of a data item as the text that is displayed in the bookmark link. B. The source type "Text" allows authors to indicate the actual text that is displayed in bookmark link. C. If the source type is "Data Item Value", an author specifies the Data Item that is used. D. If the source type is "Text", an author specifies the Data Item that is used. 15. Refer to the crosstab report below: REFER TO crosstab_node.jpg FOR THE ILLUSTRATION Which of the following statements is false? A. The report has 3 crosstab nodes (node 1: composed of Order method type, node 2: composed of Product line, Revenue, Quantity, node 3: composed of Country) B. Revenue and Quantity are children of Product line while Order method type and Country are not peers C. Order method type and Country are crosstab node members of two different crosstab nodes D. There is an empty crosstab node in the report (e.g., a node without a node member)

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16. The diagram below illustrates a list report. Each row in the list shows the revenue per product line. REFER TO master_detail_relationship_list_and_chart.jpg FOR THE ILLUSTRATION Aside from this, each row contains a chart report illustrating sales trend. Given that the list report and chart report use a master-detail relationship, which of the following statements is true? A. The contents of all the chart reports are the same. B. This report is impossible to produce since charts cannot be used in a master-detail relationship. C. The chart displayed in each row contains only sales trend related to the product line of the said row. D. The list and chart can change roles, in other words the chart can be the master report and the list can be the detail report.

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17. An author created the list report below. REFER TO before_average_aggregate.jpg FOR THE ILLUSTRATION He improved the report and produced the report below. REFER TO after_average_aggregate.jpg FOR THE ILLUSTRATION Which of the following contributed in improving the report? A. The Product line column is selected and the Group/ungroup toolbar is clicked to group the Product line. B. The Revenue column is selected and the Summarize toolbar is clicked, followed by the Average option to get the aggregate average rows. C. All of the above D. None of the above

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18. Columns in List Reports can be formatted in different levels: lowest level format (Level 1): format the cells on a list column higher level format (Level 2): format both cells and the title in a list column highest level format (Level 3): format both the cells and titles in all columns in the list Which of the following is true when you format columns using the levels specified above? A. If you format all the columns using Level 1, new columns that are added will have the same formatting B. If you format all the columns using Level 2, new columns that are added will have the same formatting C. If you format all the columns using Level 3, new columns that are added will have the same formatting D. No formatting level will make new columns follow the formatting of the other columns 19. An author created a report that allows a user to choose the template of the report (e.g., Crosstab, chart, map, or list). To accomplish this, the author created a prompt. Aside from this, he used a Conditional Block which will contain the different possible report templates. However, he mistakenly applied a boolean variable to the Conditional Block. How many possible templates will his report can show given that he used a boolean variable in his Conditional Block? A. 1 B. 2 C. 3 D. 4

20. An author created a list report with bookmarks and saved it as an Excel file in the public folder. He tried using the bookmarks but they did not work. What is the most likely cause of this problem? A. Bookmarks only work with PDF and HTML B. Bookmarks works only with files saved in non-public folder C. Bookmarks does not work with list reports D. Bookmarks require the bookmark module installed in order to work 21. What cannot be done using the Page Structure View? A. modify the query used by the page B. view the entire contents of a report page in a tree structure C. move objects quickly from one area of a page to another D. modify object properties 22. In Report Studio, a report contains several blocks and tables. To determine if there is sufficient space between objects, what will show how the report looks when it is generated? A. View a Print Preview. B. Hide the boundary lines. C. Unlock the report objects. D. Open the Page Structure view. 23. What can be accessed through the Page Explorer? A. Report Pages B. Prompt Pages C. Global and Local Classes D. Variables 24. Query 1 contains two data items: Sales reps (string) and Revenue (integer). Query 2 contains also two data items: Order methods (string) and Revenue (integer). An author performed a union operation on the two queries to produce Query 3. He used Query 3 to produce the list report below. REFER TO union_report.jpg FOR THE ILLUSTRATION After seeing the report, he decided to add a Sort key (String) data item on both Query 1 and Query 2. The Sort key data item in Query 1 has a value of 'A' while the Sort key of Query 2 has a value of 'B'. Most probably, why did the author create this additional data item to Query 1 and Query 2? A. He plans to add another column in the report. B. He plans to use the Sort key so that the report illustrated above will have all Sales reps rows be grouped together followed by the Order methods rows. C. He plans to use the Sort key to sort the report based on Revenue. D. He plans to use the Sort key so that Sales Reps/Order methods column can be sorted in descending order.

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25. In bursting reports, which of the follwing is true? REFER TO burst_options.jpg FOR THE ILLUSTRATION A. Burst group determines how data should be separated (e.g., if Burst group is Employee name, only a specific set of recipient should receive data related to the Employee). B. Burst recipient defines how the report is burst to its recipients. C. Burst key determines who receives the subset of data. D. Bursting can be implemented only thorugh email.

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26. An author created a list report that has the following columns: Country, Product line, Year, and Revenue. He want to remove the Country column, such that the report is grouped per country as illustrated in the report below: REFER TO report_with_section.jpg FOR THE ILLUSTRATION What should the author do to the Country column to accomplish this? A. Select the Country Column and click the "Headers and Footers" toolbar, and select "Create Header" B. Select the Country Column and click the "Section" toolbar C. Select the Country Column and delete it D. Select the Product line, Year, and Revenue columns and click the "Group" toolbar

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27. What statement is not true about Report A and Report B? Report A: REFER TO master_detail_relationship_report.jpg FOR THE ILLUSTRATION Report B: REFER TO drill_through_in_the_same_report.jpg FOR THE ILLUSTRATION A. Report A uses master-detail relationship. B. Report B uses drill-through from one list to another list in the same report. C. Both Reports A and B contain at least one list report. D. Both Reports A and B contain at least one crosstab report.

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28. The screenshot below defines the Join Relationship between Query 2 and Query 3. REFER TO join_relationship.jpg FOR THE ILLUSTRATION Which of the following statements is not true? A. Query 2 and Query3 will be joined using the Order number data item B. The Cardinality will determine if the Join Relationship is an inner or outer join. C. Another Join Relationship can be added between Query 2 and Query 3 by clicking the New Link button. D. Query 2 and Query will be in a Master-Detail Relationship after performing the join.

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29. An author is creating a report and selected the block containing the "Report title" text. In the Properties pane, he noticed that there is a "Classes" property and it is set to "Report title area". He realized that the "Report title area" class property can be modified through the Global class found in the Page Explorer. He went to the Global class and started modifying the "Report title area" class property. Which of the following is affected by this action of the author? A. It will affect only the report where the global class modification was made. B. It will affect only the package where the global class modification was made. C. It will affect only all the reports created by the user account that modified the global class. D. It will affect only all the package created by the user account that modified the global class. 30. What statement is not true about the properties of a Value Prompt? A. Required property controls whether the value of the prompt an be blank. B. Auto-Submit property controls whether the prompt will submit automatically after a user chooses an option from the prompt. C. Default Selections property controls whether automatically generated prompt will appear when the report runs. D. Static Choices property controls if the choices provided by the Value prompt is limited to static entries only. 31. An author is creating a report from Query 1 that was directly derived from an SQL statement. He does this by dragging an SQL object to the right of Query 1 as shown in the following screenshot: REFER TO query_from_sql.jpg FOR THE ILLUSTRATION He clicked the SQL icon and typed the SQL statement. A fragment of the SQL statement he wrote is shown below: select "Year", "Product Type", "Product Name", "Average Forcasted Cost" from.... Which of the following statements is not true? A. Query 1 has four data items. B. To add another data item in Query 1, the author must edit the SQL statement. C. The author can drag items from a package to add new data items to Query 1. D. The names of the data items of Query 1 is the same as the name of teh columms selected in the SQL statement.

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32. In Report Studio, an author wants to change the location of the legend in the chart report. What property will accomplish this? A. Auto Truncation B. Axis Assignment C. Absolute Position D. Relative Alignment 33. What is the difference between [Revenue], total([Revenue]), total([Revenue] for Country)? A. [Revenue] is the revenue a particular row, total([Revenue]) is the overall revenue, total([Revenue] for Country) is the total revenue of the Country where the row belongs B. total([Revenue] for Country) is the revenue a particular row, [Revenue] is the overall revenue, total([Revenue]) is the total revenue of the Country where the row belongs C. total([Revenue]) is the revenue a particular row, total([Revenue] for Country) is the overall revenue, [Revenue] is the total revenue of the Country where the row belongs D. the three are the same 34. Which of the following is not a way to create filters? A. Custom based on data item B. Global C. Combined D. Advanced 35. What cannot be used to create white space? A. calculation B. padding C. margins D. blocks 36. What is the purpose of setting the scope in a drill-through definition? A. It limits the range of integer values that can be used as input. B. It limits the size of the source report. C. It limits the size of the target report when drilled-through from the source report. D. It limits report cells that can drill-through from a source report such that the source report provides the needed parameters of the target report. 37. Given the following diagram, which of the following correctly matches the pictures with the appropriate variable type? REFER TO variables.jpg FOR THE ILLUSTRATION A. A - String, B - Language, C - Boolean B. A - Language, B - Boolean, C - String C. A - Boolean, B - String, C - Language D. A - Language, B - String, C - Boolean

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38. Which of the following is false about bursting? A. You can only add a burst key to a data container with one dimension, such as a list report. B. To burst a data container with multiple dimensions, such as a chart or crosstab, master-detail relationship must be utilized. C. Selecting "Directory entries" as the burst type in Burst options and selecting "Send the report by email option" in the Run with advanced option page will make the system burst the report as directory entries and email. D. Bursting a report can be done through email or directory entries but not both. 39. An author wants to filter the report below such that only Retailer Types total gross profit that are greather 100M are displayed. REFER TO retailer_type_summary_filter.jpg FOR THE ILLUSTRATION The author uses a summary filter to accomplish this. He specified in the Expression Definition the expression [Total(Gross Profit)]>100000000]. However, he does not know what to place in the Scope property. What should he place in the Scope property such that the filter works properly? A. Retailer type B. Region C. Gross Profit D. None

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40. Which of the following can be done only by an administrator and not by an author? A. Run an Export, Run an Import, Run an index update, and Run a content maintenance task. B. Run a Report and Run an Agent. C. Send an Email and Publish a news item. D. Call a Web service. 41. In Report Studio, what is the possible use of the Text Source Variable property of a text field? A. If the Text Source Variable property is assigned with a Language Variable, it can be used to control the language of the text that appears in the text field B. If the Text Source Variable property is assigned with a Boolean Variable, it can be used to control whether the color of the text is RED or GREEEN. C. If the Text Source Variable property is assigned with a String Variable, it becomes useless. D. There is no such thing as a Text Source Variable property.

42. An author created the Page Header of a report using a block object that contains a text object inside it. The background color of the block object is set to green. The text object inside the block object displays the phrase "Product Line Sales by Year". Using a Layout Component Reference, the author reused the block object inside the Page Header as the content of the Page Footer such that the Page Footer also contains a green block object with a text object inside it that displays "Product Line Sales by Year". Which of the following CANNOT be done by the author on Page Footer? A. Change the text object such that it displays the phrase "Please contact Sales Manager for more details". B. Change the text object such that its font color is changed to white. C. Change the text object to an image object that contains the logo of the company. D. Change the block object to an image object that contains the logo of the company. 43. Which of the statements is true about the bubble chart below? REFER TO bubble_chart.jpg FOR THE ILLUSTRATION A. There are three measures available in the bubble chart: revenue, quantity, gross margin B. The color (or shade) of the bubble represents the gross margin C. The Y-axis represents the year D. The X-axis represents the product line

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44. An author is creating a list report based from Query 1. Query 1 has the following data items: Name, Revenue and Sort Key. The author uses Query 1's Name and Revenue data items as Columns 1 and 2 of the list report. While completing the report, the author noticed that the list report has a property called "Property". Upon clicking this he sees that the 3 data items in Query 1 appears with a checkbox appearing on the left of each data item. What is the purpose of this property "Property"? A. It is a quick way for the author to know the data items available in Query 1. B. It is a way to utilize Query 1 data items inside the list report even if the report does not use the data items as columns in the report (e.g., using Sort Key for order, conditional formatting, or filtering). C. It can be used to hide columns in a list report. D. It is used as a checklist of all of the data items in Query 1 to ensure that all of them are dragged already in the report. 45. What is the purpose of page sets? A. Page sets allow pages to fit in 1 page B. Page sets allow reports to be set as landscape or portrait C. Page sets let you associate report pages with a query structure to force page breaks D. Page sets configure the number of columns that will fit in a page 46. An author created a list report. In the list report, he dragged the Country, Planned Revenue, and Revenue data items to produce the first three columns of the list report. In the Insertable Objects, he dragged a Crosstab and made this the fourth column. Below is the report he created. REFER TO crosstab_within_list_report.jpg FOR THE ILLUSTRATION Which of the following statements is not true about the report? A. The list report and the crosstab report will have separate queries. B. The query associated with the list report contains the following data items: Country, Planned Revenue and Revenue. C. The query associated with the crosstab report contains the following data items: Country, Planned Revenue and Revenue. D. The query associated with the crosstab report contains no data items.

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47. An author created a list report coming from a query containg the following data items: Product line, Product type, Revenue, and Projected Revenue. The list report contains all the data items in the query except for the Product type. Aside from this, it is filtered based on Revenue, grouped based on Product line, and has summary rows containing the total Revenue per Product line. Which of the following statements is true? If the author runs the report using the "View Tabular Data", what will the report look like if compared with running it using the "Run Report" option. A. The displayed report will be the same regardless if "view Tabular Data" or "Run Report" is used. B. The displayed report will be the same except that the grouping will not be shown. C. The displayed report will not contain the Product type column. D. The displayed report will look like an ordinary list report containg all the data items (including the Product type) without any grouping and filter. 48. The image below shows fragments of two reports that are similar except for the Auto Group and Summarize property. REFER TO auto_group_and_summarize.jpg FOR THE ILLUSTRATION Which of the following statements is false? A. Report A's Auto Group and Summarize property is set to Yes. B. Report B's Auto Group and Summarize property is set to No. C. Report A provides the lowest level of detail. D. Report B provides the lowest level of detail.

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49. Which of the following is true about variables used conditional formatting? A. There are three possible values for a boolean variable. B. An author defines the possible values for a string variable. C. The boolean variable is best used to control the language used in a report D. The string variable uses only two possible values: yes or no 50. In Report Studio, what does an author need to do first to merge query items into a single column? A. Unlock the cells B. Enable the merge property of the query items C. Merge the columns using the SQL command merge D. Merge the rows