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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

What is drill-through?

Drill-through can be described as the act of exploring related information. Also, this can be described as the act of moving between related data via a link of some kind. Most specifically, drill-through usually exploits a relationship between master and detail information. By clicking on a master item in the master information, the details of the clicked or selected item are then displayed or otherwise made available.

Drill-through is a very important feature supported out of the box by Cognos TM1. Out of the box, functionality is referring to abilities or features that the default install of Cognos TM1 provides. This functionality provides business value with little or no custom programming or development effort required.

Components of TM1 drill-through

It is actually pretty straightforward to implement drill-through in TM1. You have to simply use one (or more) drill TurboIntegrator (TI) process (or processes) and one (or more) drill rule (or rules) to associate a...