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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
Credits
About the Author
Acknowledgement
About the Reviewer
www.PacktPub.com
Preface
Index

Chapter 3. Importing Data Sources

This chapter covers the different types of data sources that the Framework Manager can import, and how to import those data sources. This includes the importing of stored procedures, which are an important component of many relational databases. This chapter also includes details on importing OLAP data sources, which do not require modeling but must be imported and then published to make them available to the BI Reporting Studios.

The topics covered in this chapter include:

  • Importing metadata from relational data sources

  • Using stored procedures as a source of metadata for relational data sources

  • Importing from multiple data sources

  • Importing metadata from OLAP data sources

By the end of the chapter, you will know how to import data sources into your project.

These imported data sources will form the data layer of your Framework Manager project.

Most Framework projects will start with a relational data source irrespective of whether this is a database, XML, or Excel...