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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

Cube replication

A final (but important) topic for this chapter is cube replication. Depending on your access privileges (you need to be a TM1 Admin), you can copy cubes from one server to another, and synchronize the data between the cubes. This can be done either at specified time intervals or on demand.

Replicating your cubes between your servers

Using the TM1 Replication feature, you can copy cubes and other associated objects from a remote server to your local server, or between two remote servers. This can be done by synchronizing the data bi-directionally among the copied cubes.

Replicating cubes can offer following advantages:

  • Traveling "disconnected" users can update their local servers and then connect and have their cubes synchronized to the corporate database when it is convenient to them.

  • The latest data can be synchronized to your laptop for "disconnected" presentations or training.

  • Replication enhances the scalability of TM1.

Replication creates a relationship between two cubes...