You want to create a dimensionally modeled relational model from a relational data Data Sources, references to data sources defined in Cognos Manager. Get indepth overview of different types of models i.e., relational model and DMR model in Cognos and their features in detail. Read for More!. Creating a Framework Manager Dimensional Model – DMR. 9- Import the tables/views, Known as Query Subject in Cognos world. Identify.

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Regular shortcuts will be used while creating the Presentation View. Query subjects can be by renamed, moved around, consolidated, merged, etc.

The wizard can create relationships with the joins and cardinality from the data source, but it will cognow need manual adjustments, and it’s possible for one to miss a detail because the lack of knowledge about the model. By using the proper tab pages, calculations and determinants can be added to the query subjects without making changes to the SQL code.

There are three different types of query subjects: The consolidation view cofnos is split up into two namespaces: Property settings can be found at the bottom of Framework Manager after selecting a query item. By using the calculations in Model Query subjects, modelers can avoid entering freehand Vognos in data source query subjects, which should be avoided at all times for maintenance purposes.

Relational and DMR modeling in Cognos Cube Designer

The first is used for normal reporting and generates SQL that is fired to the database. To enable Dynamic Query Mode a switch should be set at either package level or project level. Frameworks provide a mechanism that allow for OLAP styled reporting without the need of an actual physical cube. In Generate Relationshipsuncheck Use primary and foreign keys mmodelling you can manually create the model.


Your setting should look like the following image:. Model flexibility can be defined from two different points of view. When importing from a relational data source, cardinality is detected based on a dmmr of rules. Usually, you would only pick the tables necessary for the query or star schema, but the foodmart-reduced data source is small enough.

It should validate automatically. To create a model that offers repeatable and predictable results, the model should always, physically or virtually be conceived as one or multiple star schemas.

DMR – Dimensionally Modeled Relational Model

In this view model query subjects will be created using the query subjects in the Data Foundation View. IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Server offers report authors a single platform to create reports, dashboards, events and perform analysis on multidimensional data. A stitch query will perform a full outer join to break queries into multiple selects, one for each fact table and then stitch the data back together.

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Best Practices in Modeling IBM Cognos 10.2 Semantic Layers in Framework Manager

As switching from compatible to Dynamic Query Mode could cause issues, careful report migration testing is needed. By creating an efficient layered structure, relational models can be modeled into virtual star schemas, providing predictable and reliable query results to the end user.


In a namespace a number of query subjects are added. This caching mechanism will provide similar performance as a physical cube when primed correctly.

Modlling means it is possible that a query subject will behave as modellibg dimension in one query and as fact in another query. In Oracle for example, this functionality is called query rewrite and materialized views, in DB2 these are called materialized query tables.

If this would be a requirement, create a regular dimension for every hierarchy. In Framework Manager, you create data source query subjects by importing tables and views from your data source into your model. Since we imported all tables, creating relationships in Framework Manager would be as simple as copying the database schema.

We can jumpstart a new project with the Model Design Accelerator MDA wizard to create a single-fact star-schema model, but it may contain errors that’s difficult to catch. When column names are changed in the database, only change the column names in the Data Foundation View.

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When a framework is published, a compiled version of it is made available on Cognos Connection, called a package. Join for modellingg Free Demo.

Doing such queries cogbos a production environment could even lead to problems with the applications operational performance. Star Schema Groupings make the model more intuitive to the end user by showing only related facts and dimensions.

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