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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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Multiuser modeling in Framework Manager

You can implement multiuser modeling in Framework Manager in the following ways:

  • Using branching and merging: When you use this method, each user has their own branch copy of either the entire project or a subset of the project, and can make changes to this branch without affecting other parts, or other users. The individual branches can later be merged back into the main project.

  • Using segmenting and linking: Every user can use the same parts of the overall model, but it is important that each user only modifies specific parts of the project. The project is generally made from one or more segments which are linked together for the main project.

Branching and merging projects allows multiple modelers to work on the model at the same time, since each has its own separate branch model which has been created from an overall model. There is no limit to the number of branches that a model can have; it is also possible to create a branch from an existing...