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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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Model portability

Sometimes it is necessary to change your Framework Manager project to access data from a different database vendor, for example moving your database from Oracle to SQL Server.

There are several things that need to be considered when making such migrations. Unlike changing from one identical database to another on the same platform, it may not be sufficient to just change the data source connection information.

To move the model from one relational database to another, here are a few of the tasks you will need to carry out:

  • Review the Data Definition Language (DDL) used by the different databases to check for the portability of physical names and data. Not all databases support the same data types or precision of data; some databases may have restrictions on the length of table names, or may require the table names to be in lower- or uppercase.

  • If you have used any native SQL statements in your models you will need to check that any vendor specific syntax is changed or removed...