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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
About the Reviewer
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The Components of TM1


In this chapter, we have discussed the basics of data access, presentation, and reporting in Cognos TM1, focusing on what you will need to know and be comfortable with before taking the current IBM Cognos TM1 Developer (Test COG-310) certification exam.

Two minute drill

There are some important points about data presentation and reporting:

  • The most basic methods for browsing data in TM1 cubes are by using either Cube Viewer or In-Spreadsheet Browser.

  • In-Spreadsheet Browser (ISB) does not require programming to implement. However, it may be up to you to configure what browsing method TM1 will use as the default browser—Cube Viewer or In-Spreadsheet Browser.

  • When you double-click on a cube or view in Server Explorer, that cube or view opens in Cube Viewer. If you prefer browsing data in Excel spreadsheets, you can set In-Spreadsheet Browser as your default browser.

  • To stack title dimensions as a row dimension in Cube Viewer, you can click on the element name in the title dimension and drag...