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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
About the Author
About the Reviewer
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The Components of TM1


In this chapter, we have discussed the basics of the Cognos TM1 supported drill-through that you will need to know and be comfortable with before taking the current IBM Cognos TM1 Developer (Test COG-310) certification exam. We have also looked at some code examples.

In the next chapter, we will cover the definition, purpose, and use of virtual and lookup cubes in Cognos TM1.

Two minute drill

There are some important points which you must know about drill-through:

  • The current certification exam assigns a weightage of 5 percent to the drill-through topic.

  • To implement a TM1 drill-through, you can simply use one or more drill TurboIntegrator (TI) processes and one or more drill rules to associate a data intersection point (a cell) with detailed or related data.

  • The components that make up the drill-through feature in Cognos TM1 are the drill process and the drill assignment rule.

  • The drill processes that you create will define the detailed or related data that you want to assign to the drill...