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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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Segmenting and linking projects

Using segmenting and linking projects components can be created and shared between different models. It is only necessary to create the components once, the components can then be segmented, and linked to other projects when required.

Each project segment is a complete project and changes to the project will affect all projects to which the segment is linked.


Do not change the import layer in a segment. Any change will be reflected in the linked parent model and will impact all model segments that share data source query subjects. Changes may not be apparent until the model is closed and reopened.

Before a project is segmented it is important to ensure that the folder and namespace are named correctly, since once you have created the segment it is not possible to rename either the segment or the namespace.

The main project has access to the entire model, including the segments. You can make changes to any of the segments when working in the main project.