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!. You want to create a dimensionally modeled relational model from a relational data Data Sources, references to data sources defined in Cognos Manager. Creating a Framework Manager Dimensional Model – DMR. 9- Import the tables/views, Known as Query Subject in Cognos world. Identify.

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The modeling approach with Cognos Cube Designer is streamlined to focus entirely on the reporting application and ensure that a quality model is defined and deployed. Customer is joined to region, lets merge them. In Presentation Viewthere will only be shortcut links that point to the query subjects in Business View.

From the Available Components white area, drag fname query item from customer in Physical View to Express Definition white area to the right. For organizational purposes, you can put the merged query items in a folder. Query subjects are organized in a way that business users can understand.

Enter Your Demo Date. Create Star Schema Grouping Dialog will appear. In Select Objectsexpand dboand check Tables. In Framework Manager, you create data source query subjects by importing tables and views from your data source into your model.

It’s what you have now. Modeling with Framework Manager is an iterative process of refining different views, or layers, of your metadata, starting with the data source view, then the business view, and finally the presentation view that your users consume. The subject queries that were created at the beginning of this recipe are known as data source query subject which is comparable to a table in SQL.


Rename the newly imported query items and test to see if it works. A user can view the summary data. Before we continue to the other data source query subjects, lets fix the properties for the query items in our Business View.

A regular dimension contains descriptive and dmmr key information and organizes the information in a hierarchy from the highest level of granularity to the lowest. You also create model query subjects that are not generated directly from a data source, but are based on query items in other query subjects, including other model query subjects. Join for a Free Demo.

If nothing shows, something is wrong with your relationship.

Relational and DMR modeling in Cognos Cube Designer

The typical place to store packages is in Cognos Content Store. It is a process of navigating the data from highest level to lowest level details. Three Tier Design Physical View holds the query subjects and relationships used to build the model.

Your setting should look like the following image:. The wizard can create relationships with the joins and cardinality from the data source, but it will still need manual adjustments, and it’s possible for one to miss a detail because the lack of knowledge about the model.

So it’s recommended to take the manual route. This means less joins: You want to provide a very basic layout of query cognks for business users so they can comfortably create queries, and produce reports or workspaces.

Now you have to define your objects.

Learn how to use Cognos, from beginner basics to advanced techniques. Now that we have created all query subjects for Business Viewlets finish up by creating the Presentation View.

Now we need to create relationships and join the query items with the correct cardinality. Home Modelilng Types of Models: With the rule of thumb table above, try to correct the usage type for all query items in Customer. Presentation View this view will be presented to the business user. In Step 1query subjects were imported.


Types of Models: Relational/DMR model In Cognos

It is a process of browsing the data from lowest level to highest level. Now you can i query items: The foodmart-reduced data source schema is not the same from the one we have now. In Cognos Cube Designer, you create security filters within named security views. Since we imported all tables, creating relationships in Framework Manager would be as simple as copying the database schema. As long as you create a snowflake or star schema that has relationships of many-to-one from the inside out, clean things up, denormalize it, and etc, you should be okay.

This means the query subjects in Physical View should be data source while the query subjects in Business View should be model.

In the other hand, model query subjects are made from one or more data source subject queries. You should now have 8 valid relationships.

You created your package, now you should get a prompt asking if you want to open the Publishing Package Wizard. We will focus on one property setting for query item which is Usage. In Cognos Cube Designer, you first create a query subject and then add query items from your data source to it.

Your final expression definition should be:.