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Essentials for IBM Cognos BI: Supplement for Metadata Modelers (V10.2) (B5205G)

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Course Overview

Course Duration 2 days.
Essentials for IBM Cognos BI: Supplement for Metadata Modelers (V10.2) - is an advanced, 2 day, classroom course that provides participants with introductory to advanced knowledge of metadata modeling concepts, and how to model metadata for predictable reporting and analysis results using Framework Manager. Participants will learn the full scope of the metadata modeling process, from initial project creation, to publishing of metadata to the Web, enabling end users to easily author reports and analyze data.

Who Should Attend

  • This advance course is intended for Developers who design metadata models for use in IBM Cognos.

Course Certifications

This course is part of the following Certifications:

Prerequisites

Required:
  • Essentials for IBM Cognos BI (V10.2) (B5270)
  • Knowledge of common industry standard data structures and design
  • Experience with SQL
  • Experience gathering requirements and analyzing data

Course Objectives

  • Please refer to course overview.

Course Content

Work with Different Query Subject Types
  • Identify key differences and recommendations for using data source, model, and stored procedure query subjects
  • Identify the effects on generated SQL when modifying query subjects, SQL settings and relationships
Set Security in Framework Manager
  • Examine the IBM Cognos BI security environment
  • Restrict access to packages
  • Create and apply security filters
  • Restrict access to objects in the model
Manage OLAP Data Sources
  • Connect to an OLAP data source (cube) in a Framework Manager project
  • Publish an OLAP model
  • Publish a model with multiple OLAP data sources
  • Publish a model with an OLAP data source and a relational data source
Advanced Generated SQL Concepts and Complex Queries
  • Governors that affect SQL generation
  • Stitch query SQL
  • Conformed and non-conformed dimensions in generated SQL
  • Multi-fact/multi-grain stitch query SQL
  • Variances in Report Studio generated SQL
  • Dimensionally modeled relational SQL generation
  • Cross join SQL
  • Various results sets for multi-fact queries
Use Advanced Parameterization Techniques in Framework Manager
  • Identify environment and model session parameters
  • Leverage session, model, and custom parameters
  • Create prompt macros
  • Leverage macro functions associated with security
Model Maintenance and Extensibility
  • Perform basic maintenance and management on a model
  • Remap metadata to another source
  • Import and link a second data source
  • Run scripts to automate or update a model
  • Create a model report
Optimize and Tune Framework Manager Models
  • Identify and implement techniques to optimize and tune your Framework Manager models
  • Use Dynamic Query Mode in Framework Manager
Work in a Multi-Modeler Environment
  • Segment and link a project
  • Branch a project and merge results
Manage Framework Manager Packages
  • Specify package languages and function sets
  • Control model versioning
  • Nest packages
Appendix A: Employ Additional Framework Manager Modeling Techniques
  • Leverage a user defined function
  • Set the order of operations in a model calculation
  • Externalize query subjects
  • Prepare IBM Cognos 10 content for use as a data source in Transformer
  • Create query sets
  • Use external source control through Windows Explorer
Appendix B: Model Multilingual Metadata
  • Customize metadata for a multilingual audience
Appendix C: Access Additional Resources
  • Links to sites where the customer can find more information about course-related material.

Course ID: B5205G


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