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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 8. Maintaining Projects

Framework Manager models are not static objects and once a model has been implemented it transitions into a maintenance mode characterized by the need for small changes over time. The underlying relational database may be changed by adding or removing columns from the tables, changing the data types of columns on the tables, or even changing the database vendor. These types of changes, and others, have to be reflected in the model through a managed change process. This chapter will cover some of the methods used to maintain these changes within the Framework Manager project.

We will also look at some of the methods available to allow multiple modelers to work with the same model.

This chapter will cover the following topics:

  • Analyzing the impact of changes made to packages

  • Finding report dependencies

  • Showing item dependencies

  • Remapping an item to a new source

  • Branching and merging projects

  • Segmenting and linking projects

By the end of this chapter you will be able...