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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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IBM Cognos 10 Framework Manager
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Remapping an item to a new source

Over time you may want to make more radical changes to your Framework Manager model. You may, for example, want to change the model to replace an existing import view with a new import view, or use a different database with the same data.

You can reduce the impact of making changes to your data sources by remapping your model at the import layer of your model. When you remap items in your model you are replacing the original items with new items. You can remap single items or you can remap multiple items at the same time. When you remap multiple items, Framework Manager only matches and replaces those items that meet your chosen matching criteria; any other item will be ignored.


If your report authors have already created reports then run Analyze Publish Impact, and use Find Report Dependencies to identify any affected reports when you remap any item in your model.

How to remap an item

The procedure to remap an item is as follows:

  1. In the Project Viewer window...