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IBM Cognos TM1 Developer's Certification guide

By : James D. Miller
Book Image

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

Creating dimensions using the Dimension Editor window

The most common, although time consuming method of creating dimensions, is using the Dimension Editor window. This is an approach that might be used for smaller, slow moving dimensions. In real-world enterprise applications, larger dimensions (such as P&L accounts) may be created and maintained by the TurboIntegrator processes using source files from a client's GL system.

Another time when you may use the Dimension Editor to create a dimension is during a "proof of concept" or "prototyping" effort when you want to generate something quickly to show and then to throw it away.

Follow the next steps to create dimensions using the Dimension Editor window:

  1. 1. Click on Dimensions | Create New Dimension and the Dimension Editor will open.

  2. 2. Click on Edit | Insert Element and the Dimension Element Insert dialog box will open.

  3. 3. To add a consolidated element, do the following:

    • a. Type My Total in the Insert Element Name field.

    • b. Select Consolidated...