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IBM Cognos 10 Framework Manager

By : Terence Phillip Curran
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IBM Cognos 10 Framework Manager

By: Terence Phillip Curran

Overview of this book

"IBM Cognos 10 Framework Manager" is a complete practical guide to using and getting the best out of this essential tool for modeling your data for use with IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Reporting. With its step-by-step approach, this book is suitable for anyone from a beginner to an expert, complete with tips and tricks for better data modeling."IBM Cognos 10 Framework Manager" is a step by step tutorial-based guide; from importing your data to designing and improving your model, and creating your packages while working with other modelers, every step is presented in a logical process.Learn how to use the best design strategy to design your model, create an import layer, a modeling layer, and a presentation layer to make your model easy to maintain. Do you need to design a DMR model? No problem, this book shows you every step. This book can even make working with other users easier - we will show you the methods and techniques for allowing others to work on the same model at the same time. Need to create dynamic data structures to change the way the data is presented to your users so your French users can see the data in French, your German users in German, and your English users in English? You can do all this with parameter maps."IBM Cognos 10 Framework Manager" continues where the product manuals end, showing you how to build and refine your project through practical, step by step instructions.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
IBM Cognos 10 Framework Manager
About the Author
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Chapter 1. Getting Started

IBM Cognos Framework Manager is the metadata modeling development environment for IBM Cognos BI. It is available only as a Microsoft Windows client tool, which must first be installed and then configured.

This chapter does not cover the installation of Framework Manager as it is assumed that you would have already done this. This chapter covers only the settings to ensure that Framework Manager works successfully.

The topics covered in this chapter include:

  • Basic configuration of Framework Manager

  • Starting Framework Manager

  • Framework Manager user interface

By the end of this chapter, you will have configured and have a working Framework Manager, and know what the basic features of the user interface are.

For this chapter, it may be useful to have the IBM Cognos Business Intelligence sample project installed or a Framework Manager project available.