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

Consolidating data with a virtual cube

Another example of using a virtual cube is entity consolidation. For example, suppose a corporation consists of several legal entities that must report their financials to the parent. The parent as well as each legal entity (LE) has its own Profit and Loss (P&L) cube in TM1. The parent's financial reports must include all of the legal entities. To do this we could make the parent's P&L cube a virtual cube that includes rules that pull from each of the entities in the P&L cubes.

So, for example, in the parent P&L cube we have:

['8151', 'Legal Entity 1'] =N: DB('LegalEntity1 P&L','8151',!Legal_Entity,!Version,!_Source,!_Period,!_Currency);

The above rule will pull the value for the account 8151 for the entity Legal Entity 1 into the parent cube. Of course, it might be wise to not specify the account 8151 so that all accounts that exist in both the parent and entity cube will be pulled in without having to have a rule for each of the...