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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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Chapter 9. Model Design Accelerator

Model Design Accelerator is an extension of Framework Manager which has been designed to simplify the design and creation of a single fact relational star schema model. Model Design Accelerator can be used to create a relational star schema model that adheres to proven modeling practice. By using Model Design Accelerator, a novice modeler can build a Framework Manager model without extensive training, and a more experienced modeler can quickly build a new model, thereby reducing the time taken to design and build a Framework Manager model.

This chapter covers the following topics:

  • The Model Design Accelerator user interface

  • Starting Model Design Accelerator

  • Adding tables

  • Adding joins

  • Generating Framework Manager models

By the end of this chapter you will be able to use Model Design Accelerator to design a new Framework model.

To introduce Model Design Accelerator, we will use a fairly simple schema based on a rental star schema, derived from the MySQL Sakila sample...