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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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Importing OLAP data sources

Examples of OLAP data sources are IBM Cognos PowerCubes, Microsoft Analysis Services Cubes, SAP BW, and Oracle Essbase. Although they can also act as data sources for Framework Manager, it is not necessary to model them; but it is necessary to create and publish packages for the IBM Cognos reporting tools.

To import your OLAP data source into your Framework Manager project, proceed in the same way as for importing relational data sources, and choose your OLAP data source.

At the end of the import, a summary screen will display telling you that the import process has been completed:

Check the Create a default package box, and click on the Finish button. You can now specify a name for your package and publish it to your Cognos Server in the usual way.

You do not need to do anything more with your OLAP data source; all the modeling of the data has been done in the data source itself, and you are merely providing a mechanism to make the data source available to your report...