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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

Time dimension maintenance

Time dimensions, like any other dimension in IBM Cognos TM1, must first be initialized (created) and then maintained to keep the current dimension with the model's requirements. It is important to get a clear and accurate understanding of all of the reporting needs of the application or model owners before building the TM1 time dimension to ensure its usability.


In some cases, the initialization of the model will include multiple forward years so that the time dimension maintenance will almost be non-existent for the foreseeable future. This means that the time dimension will include multiple dates past the current and next calendar and/or fiscal years. This is referred to as future proofing the time dimension.

In other cases, it may be important to only include currently used dates to simplify use of the model, enhance readability, or discourage possible errors in reporting. In these cases, a method needs to be defined to allow the addition (or removal...