Understanding the GL071 Financial Summary Historical Comparison Report in Cognos Analytics

The GL071 report answers the question: how were we doing this time last year?


The report shows a historical comparison of revenues and expenses over two years. The time period may span the current and prior year or the selected and prior year through the current, previous, or selected period. For example, if you select accounting period 4 (December) and fiscal year as 2010, the report summarizes the data from Sept. 1 through Dec. 31 for fiscal years 2009 and 2010 in a side-by-side comparison. Financial information is at the summary level, not the transactional detail level.

Anyone with access to Cognos BI Reporting and row-level security to departments or tree nodes can find and run the report.


Step 1 Navigate to the report

Step 2 Respond to prompts and run the report

Prompt Descriptions

Report Results

Standard Column Definitions

Optional Columns


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Created: 2018-05-09 14:26:43
Updated: 2019-02-04 16:59:55

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