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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

Regular dimensions


A regular dimension contains one or more user-defined hierarchies, with each hierarchy consisting of the following components:

  • Levels: These are used to roll-up measures

  • Keys: Each item in a level must have a unique key defined

  • Captions: These are used as labels for the levels

  • Attributes: These contain additional information regarding the levels

Every regular dimension requires that each level has a key and a caption specified, and that the caption be a string data type.

Regular dimensions are based on data source or model query subjects that have already been defined in your model.

Creating a regular dimension

We will create a time dimension using the great_outdoors_warehouse from the IBM Cognos Samples. From the model, we will use the Time query from the Business view item as a relational data source to build our regular dimension.

Create your regular dimension as follows:

  1. Right-click on your namespace, and navigate to Create | Regular Dimension, or alternatively click on...