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IBM Cognos 10 Framework Manager

Terry Curran

Full of practical instructions and expert know-how, this book continues where the official manual ends, taking you from the basics into the more advanced features of IBM Cognos Framework Manager in clear, progressive steps.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781849685764
Paperback186 pages

About This Book

  • Your complete and practical guide to IBM Cognos Framework Manager
  • Full of illustrations and tips for making the best use of this essential tool, with clear step-by-step instructions and practical examples
  • All the information you need, starting where the product manual ends

Who This Book Is For

This book will be useful for any developer, novice or expert, who uses Framework Manager to build packages, but wants to expand their knowledge even further.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started
Configuring Framework Manager
Starting Framework Manager
User interface
Chapter 2: Proven Practice
Modeling layers
How to create namespaces
How to create folders
Using the Model Advisor
Chapter 3: Importing Data Sources
Importing relational data
Importing stored procedures
Importing additional database objects
Importing OLAP data sources
Combining OLAP and relational data sources
After importing your data sources
Chapter 4: Modeling Relational Data
Special purpose joins
Where to model the relationships
Chapter 5: Modeling Dimensional Data
Regular dimensions
Dimensions with multiple hierarchies
Measure dimensions
Scope relationships
Chapter 6: Creating the Business and Presentation Layers
Creating the business layer
Creating the presentation layer
Chapter 7: Creating and Publishing Packages
Creating a package
Publishing a package
Chapter 8: Maintaining Projects
Analyzing the impact of changes made to packages
Remapping an item to a new source
Reusing a project
Model portability
Moving a model by using the log file
Multiuser modeling in Framework Manager
Segmenting and linking projects
Chapter 9: Model Design Accelerator
Model Design Accelerator user interface
Chapter 10: Parameter Maps
Session parameters
Parameter maps

What You Will Learn

  • Learn how to import and model your relational data
  • Create useful reporting packages for your authors
  • Utilise parameters and parameter reports effectively
  • Improve functionality and manage a multi-user model
  • Learn how to use Model Design Accelerator to create your first model

In Detail

"IBM Cognos 10 Framework Manager" is a complete practical guide to using and getting the best out of this essential tool for modeling your data for use with IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Reporting. With its step-by-step approach, this book is suitable for anyone from a beginner to an expert, complete with tips and tricks for better data modeling.

"IBM Cognos 10 Framework Manager" is a step by step tutorial-based guide; from importing your data to designing and improving your model, and creating your packages while working with other modelers, every step is presented in a logical process.

Learn how to use the best design strategy to design your model, create an import layer, a modeling layer, and a presentation layer to make your model easy to maintain. Do you need to design a DMR model? No problem, this book shows you every step. This book can even make working with other users easier - we will show you the methods and techniques for allowing others to work on the same model at the same time. Need to create dynamic data structures to change the way the data is presented to your users so your French users can see the data in French, your German users in German, and your English users in English? You can do all this with parameter maps.

"IBM Cognos 10 Framework Manager" continues where the product manuals end, showing you how to build and refine your project through practical, step by step instructions.


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