Book Image

IBM Cognos 10 Framework Manager

By : Terence Phillip Curran
Book Image

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
About the Author
About the Reviewer

Model Design Accelerator user interface

The user interface of Model Design Accelerator is very simple, consisting of only two panels:

  • Explorer Tree: This contains details of the database tables and views from the data source.

  • Model Accelerator: This contains a single fact table surrounded by four dimension tables, and is the main work area for the model being designed.


By clicking on the labels (Explorer Tree and Model Accelerator) at the top of the window, it is possible to hide either of these panels, but having both these panels always visible is beneficial.

Starting Model Design Accelerator

Model Design Accelerator is started from the Framework Manager initial screen:

  1. Select Create a new project using Model Design Accelerator….

    This will start the new project creation wizard, which is exactly the same as if you were starting any new project.

  2. Select the data source to import the database tables into the new model. After importing the database tables, the project creation wizard will display...