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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
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Chapter 7. Creating and Publishing Packages

Once all the layers of the model have been created, we have to present the model to the report authors for them to use. This chapter covers the creation of the package, or packages, including setting up security.

The following topics are covered in this chapter:

  • Creating packages

  • Publishing packages

  • Creating externalized query subjects

  • Using package versions

  • Applying security settings to packages

By the end of this chapter you will be able to create and publish a package to allow report authors to use the data model to design their reports in IBM Cognos Studios.

After creating our Framework Manager model we must now make our model available to report authors. To do this we need to create a package; the items within the package are what the report author uses to create their reports.

Once we have created the package we need to publish the package to the IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Server. During the publishing process there are various options available...