Applications created with Designer provide the consumers with various resources, such as reports, data sources, and features. Depending on the resources available, these applications enable the consumers to do the following:
- Work with IBM Cognos reports
- Analyze, visualize, and discover data
- Analyze storyboards
- Collaborate with coworkers
Building an application
The main steps for building an application and making it available to consumers are the following:
Each tab may contain various content types. Add content to a tab, and then define the content settings and export options. You can also select which user groups or roles have access to specific content. For details, see About content.
Add global filters so that consumers can filter data for reports within the tab. For details, see About filters.
To help users find reports that are relevant to specific business questions, create guided analytic paths to these reports. You can also create a glossary to help users learn about content, business concepts, and the application itself. For details, see About Guide and About business glossary.
To make the application available to the consumers, you need to publish it. For details, see Publish application.
Note: To create and manage applications, you need to have the corresponding permission. This permission is granted by an administrator in Access Manager.