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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


In this chapter, we have discussed the basics of the time dimension in Cognos TM1 focusing on what you 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 practical examples for defining time with a TM1 application.

Two minute drill

There are some important points that you must know:

  • Cognos TM1 applications will most often be used to view, compare, and predict information over time.

  • Of all the considerations for deciding what dimensions should make up a TM1 cube, time is one of the (if not the most) important.

  • The vast majority of TM1 cubes will have at least one time dimension.

  • Granularity is the lowest level of time detail required.

  • The most common granularities for a time dimension are Month, Week, and Day.

  • Cognos TM1 cubes that store data at the monthly level of detail may have one or two time dimensions.

  • When using a two dimensional time model, a rule of thumb might be for financial cubes...