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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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IBM Cognos 10 Framework Manager
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Measure dimensions

A measure dimension is a collection of facts. A measure dimension is created from one or more query subjects that have a valid relationship between them.

Measure dimensions should only be composed of quantitative items and they do not contain any keys with which join them together. Therefore, to join a measure dimension to a regular dimension, it is necessary to create the joins in the underlying query subjects.

Creating a measure dimension

We will create a measure dimension using the great_outdoors_warehouse from the IBM Cognos Samples. From the model, we will use the Inventory Fact query from the Business View as a relational data source to build our measure dimension.

We will create a measure dimension as follows:

  1. Right-click on your namespace, and navigate to Create | Measure Dimension, or alternatively click on your namespace and from the Actions menu, navigate to Create | Measure Dimension. This will show the following dimension definition dialog:

  2. Navigate to Business...