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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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Dimensions with multiple hierarchies

When you create a dimension and if you are not restricted to a single hierarchy, a dimension can have more than one hierarchy. The only restriction on using hierarchies from the same dimension is that you cannot use one hierarchy for the rows, and another hierarchy for the columns in the same crosstab. If you need to use your hierarchies in this way then each hierarchy must be in a separate dimension.

An example of multiple hierarchies for the same dimension is the time hierarchy, which can be viewed by Quarter or by Month. These hierarchies are separate but are interchangeable, and are bound to the same underlying query.


You are not limited to two hierarchies in a dimension. A dimension may contain any number of hierarchies.

The following is the Time dimension as a single dimension with two hierarchies, one by Month and the other by Quarter:

The hierarchies are defined in Framework Manager as follows:


Notice that at the lowest level we need to have...