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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
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The Components of TM1


Most applications built with Cognos TM1 require some way to perform data ETL which is an acronym for extract, transform, and load. It is a process that involves extracting data from an outside source, transforming it into some form to fit an operational need, and then loading that newly formatted data into a target.

Cognos TM1 provides TI to meet this requirement. TurboIntegrator or TI gives you the power to develop a process that can recognize an outside data source, pull and transform that data, and then load it into TM1. These processes that you create can be saved and scheduled to run as needed.

In Chapter 3, TurboIntegrator (TI), we covered the basic or fundamental workings of TI and what you need to know to do well when taking the current certification exam. In this chapter, we will reaffirm some of these basics as well as drill deeper into some of the more advanced areas of TI scripting—as it relates to the current certification exam.