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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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Reusing a project

Sometimes you may want to use an existing model and reports with different data sources, which could be different accounts or schemas within a single database. For this process to work successfully, all of the database tables and columns used by the project must be identical across all the data sources.

It is possible to use multiple data source connections in a single data source to assist the migration of your Framework Model from one environment to another. If you have access to multiple data source connections in a single data source, when you open Framework Manager you will be prompted to select the data source connection to use for the project.

For example, you can use multiple data source connections to work with metadata from a development and a production data source. When you create your new Framework Manager project and add the data source you will be prompted for the data source connection to use, to select the development data source connection, and create and...