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Cognos 8.4 Framework Manager

Cognos 8.4 Framework Manager

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Cognos8.4frameworkManager-----------------------------1.DatasourceCreation-----------------------step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manageritself.Inthemetadatawizarddatasource,youcancreateanewdatasource.2.FrameworkManagerApplicationCreation--------------------------------------------Step1:File-->New.(givenewframeworkmanagerprojectname).Note:1ListofrecentlyusedfourprojectswillbedisplayedinFMafterclickingtheframeworkmanagermoduleinstart-->ibmcognos--->frameworkmanager.Note:2wecanremovelistofrecentlyusedprojectsby<installationlocation>\c8\configuration\bmt.iniandmake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-->Selectdatasourcewhichyoucreated.Step4:Choosethedatabaseandselecttableswhichyouwanttouseinyourapplication.Note:DefaultNamespacewillbecreatedbasedonyourdatabase'sdatasourcename.namespaceisacontainerwhichholdsquerysubjects.Step5:Aftergettingthetablesinyourdesign,clickthediagramontherightsideandclicktherelationshipbuttononextremeright.putthecardinality.cardinalitymustthenonlyyoucangetcorrectvalue.thisstepwecanestablishajoinbetweenthetables.Step6:forformattingthecolumn,selectthecolumnonthequerysubjectandclick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numericcolumn),Attributesmeansdataitemwhichhasstringslikenames,dates.
 
Step7:createapackageforcreatingreports.whilecreatingpackage,weneedtoselectonlyourtablesdatabasefunctionlistinfunctionlistsdialogbox.Step8:choosethelocationwhereyoucanstorethepackage.whetheryouwanttosavethepackageinpublicfolderormyfolder.Step9:SavetheFrameworkManagerProjectfile.Note:frameworkmanagerprojectfileiscomposedof.cpfandsomexmlfiles.3.TestingFrameworkManagerModels------------------------------------First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selectthedataitemsandrightclicktest.youcanverifyresultsandwecanmakesure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-------------------------------------------------DatabaseLayer-databasetables.BusinessLayer-databasetables+querysubjects.PresentationLayer-QuerySubjectsShortcuts.publishthispackageasamainpackage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namespacename,youshouldanalyzetheimpactofpublishingyourpackagewiththechangesbyrightclickingthepackageandchooseanalyzepublishImpact.11.Addingdatasourceusingmetadatawizardwilladdmorethanonequerysubjectsbut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newlyaddedcolumnfromthetable,forthis,wecanmodifythequerydefinition.firstweneedtodeleteallthecolumnsinselectstatementandaddonlyselect*likethis).2.Inmetadatawizardisanotherwayofcreatingquerysubjects,wecanupdatethenewlyaddedcolumninquerysubjectusingtools-->updateobject.13.Wecanfilterthequerysubject,forthis,doubleclickthequerysubjectandselectthefiltertabandaddthefilter.wecanaddmulitiplefilterinasinglequerysubjectusing"AND"Statement.14.DeterminantsinFrameworkManager---------------------------------------Granularityisasimpleconceptdescribingtheleveldatarelatesto.Level1:CountryLevel2:SalesAreaLevel3:StateLevel4:CityLevel5:StoreLevel6:DepartmentLevel7:EmployeeWecansummarisesalesvolume(quantity)ateachofthelevelsabove.Thelevelatwhichwereportisthegrain(orgranularity)ofthetable.TablesorquerysubjectsinFrameworkManageroftenhavemultiplelevels(grains)whichyoumayhavetojointoanothertablewithadifferentlevelgrain.Anexampleofthisisbudgets.Usingourexampleabove,wewanttojoinoursalesareatabletoourbudgetstable.UnfortunatelythegrainofthesalesareatableisemployeebutthebudgetshavebeencompletedatStorelevel.

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