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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
Credits
About the Author
Acknowledgement
About the Reviewer
www.PacktPub.com
Preface
Index

Creating a package


The first step in making our model available to report authors is the creation of a new package. A package can be created as follows:

  1. In the Package Viewer pane of our model, select Packages.

  2. Right-click and select Create | Package, or from the menu choose Actions | Create | Package

  3. This will launch the Create Package wizard.

  4. The first thing we must do is provide a name for the package and optionally a description and screen tip, and then click on Next.

  5. We must now define the objects to be included in our package.

  6. The current project is the default for choosing what to include in the package.

  7. We do not want to include all objects in this package so click on the down arrow next to the Foundation Layer name; we now have the following choices:

    • Select Component and Children (this is the default option)

    • Hide Component and Children

    • Unselect Component and Children

  8. Use the Hide Component and Children option for the Import (Foundation) Layer, and repeat this choice for the Modeling...