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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)
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Creating the presentation layer

Once we have completed all the modeling steps, we are ready to create our presentation layer.

The presentation layer is the layer of our framework model that is available to report authors.


Create a new namespace called Presentation Layer.

Grouping data items

The first thing we must consider while creating our presentation layer is how to create groupings of related items. For example, order lines, order headers, customers, and order items could be a group of items that logically go together; invoice lines, invoice headers, customers, and invoiced items could be another logical group. Generally, we would group together items that make sense from a business viewpoint.

Using folders and namespaces

In earlier chapters, we have looked at how to create namespaces and folders. When you want to group like data together, the use of namespaces and folders is essential.

Use folders to create logical groups; unless when you are using DMR, you will need to use namespaces...