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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
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The Components of TM1


To diagnose rule issues, you can utilize the Cognos TM1 Rules Tracer. The Rules Tracer will allow you to:

  • Trace feeders, to ensure that selected leaf cells are feeding rules-calculated cells properly

  • Check feeders, to ensure that the children of a selected consolidated cell are fed properly as well as verifying that the calculation paths of the selected cells are correct

A practical example for using the Rules Tracer is in the event that you notice a rules-calculated consolidation is not calculating correctly. In this case, you would first review the consolidation's children to ensure that they are being fed properly. The easiest way to do this is to utilize the Check Feeders feature of the Rules Tracer.

Rules Tracer

There are some key facts about Rules Tracer:

  • The Rules Tracer functionality is available only in the Cube Viewer.

  • Rules Tracer lets you trace the way a selected cell feeds other rules-calculated cells.

  • Because you can only feed from a leaf element, this option...