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Query Studio and Report Studio comparison

The following table compares the report authoring tools. The table lists typical reporting tasks and specifies what tool can be used to perform each task.

Note

This is not a complete list of the available functionality in each tool. For more details about each tool, see the IBM Cognos Query Studio User Guide and Report Studio User Guide at PDFs.

Task

Report Studio

Query Studio

Create simple ad hoc reports.

Yes

Yes

Ability to access full data model.

Yes

Yes

Create drill throughs.

Yes

No

Create charts.

Yes

Yes, limited

Filter.

Yes

Yes

Group.

Yes

Yes

Sort.

Yes

Yes

Create crosstab reports.

Yes

Yes

Create conditional formatting.

Yes

Yes, limited

Create prompt pages.

Yes

No

Create multipage reports.

Yes

No

Create multiple query reports.

Yes

No

Apply conditional styles and style variables.

Yes

No

Apply conditional rendering between lists, crosstabs, and charts.

Yes

No

Import and export report definitions.

Yes

No

Use custom SQL in reports.

Yes

No

View generated SQL for reports.

Yes

No

Create calculations using complex SQL functions.

Yes

No

Create filters with complex calculations.

Yes

No

Create joins.

Yes

No

Create dashboard reports.

Yes

No

Use objects, such as HTML items, value prompts, and hyperlinks.

Yes

No

Set default values and static values in prompts.

Yes

No

Create detailed customized layout and formatting.

Yes

No

Set page breaks on multiple data items.

Yes

No

Control exact placement of objects on a page.

Yes

No

Related topics

Query Studio
Report Studio
Accessing authoring tools

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