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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

Chapter 09. Data Presentation and Reporting

In this chapter, we will identify techniques for data presenting and reporting in a TM1 application, with regards to the current IBM Cognos TM1 Developer (Test COG-310) certification exam.

The current certification exam assigns a weightage of 3 percent to this topic.

The ability to browse for the present information stored within a TM1 application is required for the certification exam. However, it is also a valuable skill for every level of TM1 user or developer.

Basic data browsing in TM1

This section will discuss the methods for browsing data in TM1 cubes by using either Cube Viewer or In-Spreadsheet Browser.

Cube Viewer

Cube Viewer does not require programming to implement. It works for all cubes in a TM1 instance for which the logged-in user has access. The following steps can be followed to browse data in the Cube Viewer:

  1. 1. Open TM1 Server Explorer.

  2. 2. In the Tree pane, select the cube you want to browse.

  3. 3. Click on the cube and select Browse...