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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
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Special purpose joins

There are some special purpose joins which cannot be automatically generated during the import of the data source from your relational database. These special purpose joins can only by created by the modeler.

Role playing dimensions

A table that has multiple relationships between itself and another table is known as a role playing dimension. A good example is an Orders Fact, which may have multiple relationships to the Customer Dimension on keys such as Sold To, Ship To, and Bill To:

This situation can create problems with joins in Framework Manager since there are now multiple joins paths between two tables. If you run the Model Advisor (see Chapter 2, Proven Practice), this is one of the of the errors which will be diagnosed and must be fixed in the model.

The solution in Framework Manager is to create a model query subject for each role. The model query subjects query items that can then be renamed to have an appropriate name for their use. A single relationship can...