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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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Scope relationships

Scope relationships exist between measure dimensions and regular dimensions. These are used to define the level at which the measures are available for reporting.

Scope relationships are not the same as joins in relational queries. There are no conditions or criteria in a scope relationship that dictate how a query is to be formed. A scope relationship only specifies if a fact can be queried with a specific dimension. If there is no scope relationship between the fact and the dimension, this will result in an error.

Once you set the scope relationship for a measure dimension, the settings apply to all measures within the measure dimension. If data is to be reported at different levels for each measure in a measure dimension, then you can set the scope for each measure.

When setting the scope for a measure you are specifying the lowest level that the data can be reported on.


If you create the measure dimensions and regular dimensions in the same namespace, Framework Manager...