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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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Framework manager uses the cardinality of the joins between tables to identify dimension and fact tables.

Cardinality affects how queries are written, and thus affects the results of the query. Framework Manager allows cardinality to be specified by the modeler or generated based on the criteria while importing from the database.

The general rules that apply to cardinality are as follows:

  • Cardinality is applied in the context of a query, and only the cardinalities of items explicitly included in the query are evaluated

  • Query subjects defined with one-to-many or zero-to-many cardinalities are always identified as facts

  • Query subjects defined with one-to-one or zero-to-one cardinalities are always identified as dimensions

  • It is possible to have a query subject that behaves as a dimension in one query and as a fact in another

A query subject that has only maximum (n) cardinality for all of its relationships to other query subjects can be regarded as a fact. This implies that there are...