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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

Dissection of Cognos TM1 Rules

Cognos TM1 Rules is nothing more than calculation statements. These calculation statements define how to compute values in the cells of the cube to which the rules are assigned.

Usually, every rule you create will require one or more corresponding feeders. Feeder statements, when used correctly, ensure that the correct values are calculated by your Rules and can significantly impact on the performance of your Rules.

If you use feeder statements in a rule (and you should), the rule must also contain a SKIPCHECK declaration and a FEEDERS declaration. The SKIPCHECK declaration must immediately precede any calculation statements in the rule, while the FEEDERS declaration must precede the feeder statements.

Rules — calculation statements

A calculation statement consists of the following:

  • Area definition

  • Leaf, consolidation, or string qualifier

  • Formula

  • Terminator

Area definition

Each rule must have an area definition to define the cell values to be calculated with a...