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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
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
IBM Cognos TM1 Developer's Certification Guide
About the Author
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The Components of TM1


The mechanics of manually creating a cube is simple; from the TM1 Server Explorer you can just click on Cubes | Create New Cube and then fill in or select the required information.

Designing a cube structure is a different exercise and it is not a direct part of the material covered in the current IBM Cognos TM1 Developer (Test COG-310) certification exam, so here are just some very basic guidelines to use in your cube structure design:

  • What are the measures you want to track?

  • What is the base time interval: days, weeks, months?

  • Is there a geographic dimension?

  • Will your measures vary by customer and product?

  • Is there a scenario or version dimension?

  • How do the dimension elements need to be consolidated?

  • What data needs to be associated with the element data in the form of attributes?

  • Are there any specific display formats for the measures in your cubes?

Some interesting and therefore important facts about the mechanics of cube creation that you need to be aware of for the exam are:

  • If you...