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


In this chapter we have discussed all of the background information pertaining to Cognos TM1 dimensions and cubes that you need to know to prepare for the current IBM Cognos TM1 Developer (Test COG-310) certification exam.

Two minute drill

Here are some key points discussed in this chapter:

  • There are two ways to create cubes—by selecting dimensions from the list of existing dimensions in the Creating Cube window and by using TurboIntegrator to identify and map dimensions and data from an external data source to a new or existing cube.

  • Each and every TM1 cube must have at least two dimensions and a maximum of 256 dimensions.

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

  • 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.

  • The four ways to create dimensions are by using...