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Cognos Framework Manager Example

Cognos Framework Manager Example

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Cognos 8.4 framework Manager
1. Datasource CreationStep 1:
Cognos Administration portal.Launch --> cognos administration --> Configuration tab -->Data source connection --> odbc -->Dsn name (which we created in control panel--> odbc --> system dsn).
Step 2:
Test the Connection.Note: we can create a datasource in another way in framework manageritself.In the metadata wizard data source,you can create a new datasource.
2. Framework Manager Application CreationStep 1:
File --> New.(give new framework manager project name).Note:1 List of recently used four projects will be displayed in FM after clickingthe framework manager module instart--> IBM cognos ---> framework manager.Note:2 we can remove list of recently used projects by<installationlocation>\c8\configuration\bmt.ini andmake sure your editor is set to save the file with UTF-8 encoding.
Step 2:
Choose English Language.
Step 3:
In Metadata Wizard, Select metadata source --> Data sources -->Selectdatasource which you created.
Step 4:
Choose the database and select tables which you want to use in yourapplication.Note: Default Namespace will be created based on your database's datasourcename.namespace is a container which holds query subjects.
Step 5:
After getting the tables in your design, click the diagram on the rightside andclick the relationship button on extreme right. put the cardinality. cardinalitymust
 
then only you can get correct value.this step we can establish a join betweenthe tables.
Step 6:
for formatting the column, select the column on the query subject andclick theformatting on properties windows of second bottom.
Step 7:
All Query Subjects has got data items. some data items has "L"symbol which means measures.we can assign data item as measure,identifier(relationship columns or numericcolumn),Attributes meansdata item which has strings like names,dates.
Step 7:
create a package for creating reports. while creating package, weneed to select only our tablesdatabase function list in function lists dialog box.
Step 8:
choose the location where you can store the package. whether youwant to save the package inpublic folder or my folder.
Step 9:
Save the Framework Manager Project file. Note: framework managerproject file is composed of .cpf and some xml files.
3.Testing Framework Manager ModelsFirst Method:
Right click the tables and select test for testing the table.
Second Method:
Select different data items from different query subjects using ctrl and selectthe data items and right click test. You can verify results and we can makesure proper relationship established or not.
4.Adding New columns in the existing Query Subjects
-----------------------------------------------------1.Select the query subject.2.Goto Tools Menu --> Update Object.
5.Framework Manager Suggested Model Techniques
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Database Layer - database tables.Business Layer - database tables+query subjects.Presentation Layer - Query Subjects Short cuts.publish this package as a mainpackage for reporting.
6.Difference Between Folder and Namespace.
----------------------------------------------Folder can not have same name of query subjects.Namespace can have same name of query subjects.7.Three Types of Query Subjects in the model-------------------------------------------------1. Data source.(importing from tables)2. Model.(importing from existing query subject's dataitem)3. Stored Procedure.(importing from oracle/sql server's stored procedure).8.Parameter Map - to implement row level security and dynamic database selection.9.Framework Manager filter types - Embedded Filter & Standalone filter.10.we should not change the namespace name.if you must change a namespacename,you shouldanalyze the impact of publishing your package with the changes by right clicking thepackage and choose analyze publishImpact.11.Adding datasource using metadata wizard will add more than one query subjectsbut using datasource query subjectwizard will add only one query at a time.12.we can create query subjects in two ways.1.Right click the namespace and select query subject.(we can not update newlyadded column from the table,for this,we can modify the query definition. first we need to delete all the columns in selectstatement andadd only select * like this).2.In metadata wizard is another way of creating query subjects, we can update thenewly added column in querysubject using tools --> update object.13.We can filter the query subject,for this, double click the query subject and selectthe filter tab and add thefilter. we can add mulitiple filter in a single query subject using "AND" Statement.

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