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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
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IBM Cognos TM1 Developer's Certification Guide
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The Components of TM1

Submitting a forecast to a virtual cube

Suppose you had a global TM1 application with multiple cubes defined—possibly a cube for each of a company's sales regions—Northern, Western, Southern, and Eastern.

Each sales region cube holds forecasting data for only that particular region. At some point in the forecasting cycle, the regions need to submit a finished forecast for their region to corporate headquarters into a Global TM1 cube as part of a consolidated forecast for the organization.

Let us say that each of the global region cubes are made up of the following dimensions:

  • Version

  • Period

  • Region

  • Product

  • Measure

You could create another hard cube and write a TurboIntegrator (TI) process to copy forecasts from each of the region cubes to the main cube to show your consolidated forecast.

Another solution might be to define the additional cube to consolidate all of the regions' forecasts for reporting, but instead of periodically copying data from the individual hard cubes to the consolidation cube...