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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
About the Author
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The Components of TM1

Active Forms

Active Forms let you view (and update) cube data directly in Excel whenever you are connected to the server on which the cube data resides. The exciting thing about Active Forms is that these reports retain the ability to expand and collapse row dimension consolidations in TM1 views while allowing you to use native Excel features and functions to create complex reports. This in effect means that if the set of data changes within TM1, Active Form reports will automatically have access to the new view of the data without requiring any changes or reprogramming.

Active Forms support most features available in Cube Viewer, including selectable title dimensions, stacked row and column dimensions, expandable/collapsible consolidations (rows only), zero suppression (rows only), drill-through, filtering, and data spreading.

TM1 Active Forms are supported in TM1 Web, if an Active Form is added to TM1 applications, that form can be accessed and used in TM1 Web.

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