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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

Revisiting variable types

In the Contents column of the TurboIntegrator Variables tab you indicate what you want to do with the data in that variable. The options are:

  • Ignore: If you have a variable set to Ignore, TI will not be able to see or use it at all and if you refer to it in any part of your code, you will get an error message when you try to save the process.

  • Element, Consolidation, Data, or Attribute: These are only used when you are having TI to generate the code via the GUI. This tells TI that the contents of this variable should be one of the following:

    • An element name or consolidation name (which TI can use to update the relevant dimension)

    • A piece of data, which TI can write into a cube

    • An attribute, which is also used to update a dimension

  • Other: This is the most common selection. You will set the value to this if you want to write the code yourself.