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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.
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Parameter maps

When we looked at session parameters, we have seen that although they are useful they are very limited and each time we want to use a session parameter to return a particular value, we have to edit the session parameter to either add a default value or an override value. If we want to create a session parameter that can return different values for different keys, then we create a parameter map.

Parameter maps can be thought of as simple data look-up tables. Each parameter map has two columns, a key column and a value column holding the value that the key represents. You can enter the keys and values manually, import them from an external file, or base them on query items in the model.

It is possible to export parameter maps to a file and to import parameter maps from a file. This is particularly useful if you have a large or complex parameter map. You can export the parameter map values to a file, make changes, and then import the modified parameter map back into Framework Manager...