Tag Archive for: Framework Manager

The Ironside Group is excited to publicly offer both our Fundamentals and Advanced Framework Manager Training courses in back-to-back fashion for the first time. As with all of our course offerings, this curricula is lead by our veteran consultants who have decades of in-depth real-world technical experience with IBM Cognos software. Take advantage of this special combined offering and become a Framework Manager expert in a weeks time.

Course: IBM Cognos 8 Framework Manager Fundamentals (View Description)
When: November 15-17, 2010

Course: IBM Cognos 8 Framework Manager Advanced (View Description)
When: November 18-19, 2010

Where: IBM Innovation Center (Newport Room), Waltham, MA (Boston)
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Editor’s Note:  This blog was originally posted on August 1, 2010 and has been reviewed and updated on 10/5/2020 with Cognos Analytics 11.1.7.  We find that these best practice tips about metadata modeling are still very useful to build solid data foundation for reports, especially cardinality settings and stich query controls as they are critical modeling techniques. These procedures are also applicable to Cognos new web based metadata modeling component – the Data Module, which is greatly adopted by self-service authors and when Cognos is hosted in cloud (no need to install Framework Manger tool).

Last month’s article described the overall approach for best practice model design using the 4 layer architecture. In this month’s article, I’ll describe some advanced issues which arise during model design, and how best to deal with them. Given the limitless and complex situations that can come up during modeling, these techniques may or may not apply to your specific situation. Read more

For those starting out with Cognos 8, or even those who have worked with it for quite a while, Framework Manager model design can seem like a daunting or even overwhelming task. With so many options available, it can be hard to know what to consider during design, and how to promote stability and sustainability.

This is the first in a two-part article that will focus on the best practices, organization and overall methodology of Framework model development. As is often the case with complex tools, even developers who have worked with Cognos for a while can be confused on at least some of the concepts and considerations of model design. The focus of this first article will start from the beginning, and describe an overall 4 layer approach, detailing the purpose and reason for each of the four layers. Next month’s article will describe advanced best practices, and other tips. Read more

Editor’s Note:  This blog was originally posted on February 1, 2010, and has been reviewed/updated on October 5, 2020.  Quite some changes have been applied to Framework Manager tool over the past decade, we find that the tuning of determinants is still a valid approach to address issues of sharing dimensions among multi-facts, especially when two fact tables join the dimension tables at different level. For instance, sales goal vs actual sales, with sales goals typically are set at month/quarter level while actual sales are at day level.   If it is just one or two measures involved in entire model, you may consider to create alias of dimension tables to join different fact tables at each level or construct custom summary in report itself.   Have you implemented in other creative way? We would love to hear your feedback. Read more