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IBM Cognos TM1 Developer's Certification guide

By : James D. Miller
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IBM Cognos TM1 Developer's Certification guide

By: James D. Miller

Overview of this book

IBM Cognos TM1 is enterprise planning software that provides a complete, dynamic environment for developing timely, reliable and personalized forecasts and budgets. It is a real time, in memory tool that helps any sized business perform planning, budgeting and forecasting as well as other financial exercises. This book prepares you to master COG-310 certification using an example-driven method that is easy to understand. The IBM Cognos TM1 Developer's Certification guide provides key technical details and background to clear the current IBM Cognos TM1 Developer (test COG-310) certification exam. This certification book covers all the modules of the certification clearly and in depth. The initial chapters cover in detail the components that make up Cognos TM1 and designing and creating dimensions and cubes. The book then dives deep into basic and advanced scripting using TurboIntegrator and then we learn to understand and write basic Rules. We then learn about the drill-through functionality of TM1, virtual and lookup cubes and lastly Time, and presenting and reporting data
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IBM Cognos TM1 Developer's Certification Guide
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The Components of TM1


You create a cube with dimensions, and dimensions identify how to organize the information or data that you want to track and report on. Each element in each dimension identifies the location (or "x-y coordinate") of a cell in a cube.

Data is loaded into cube cells. A cell is identified by the intersection of dimensions.

Common dimensions are time periods, products, markets, customers, suppliers, promotion conditions, raw materials, manufacturing plants, transportation methods, media types, and so on.

When you create a dimension, you identify the leaf-level elements that make up the dimension and, optionally, any hierarchies (consolidations) of the elements within the dimension.

Dimension names can have a maximum of 256 characters.


You should always use descriptive dimension names. Your dimension names should be "user friendly" to the average business user (not the average TM1 developer!). You should avoid using special characters and always include "white space" between terms...