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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Your setting should look like the following image:. A user can view the detailed information. The content is now ready for the business user to use in the form of a star schema grouping.

In Framework Manager, you associate security filters with users, groups, and roles whose unique identifiers moeelling stored within the model. When all are selected, right click on one of them, and choose Create Star Schema Grouping….

The branches in the unbalanced hierarchy descends to the different levels.

Creating a DMR model

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. Before we continue to the other data source query subjects, lets fix the properties for the query items in our Business View. You want to create a dimensionally modeled relational model from a relational data source so you can publish the data for your business users to query.

In Select Objectsexpand dboand check Tables. After logging in and selecting a language, the Metadata Modeloing will start. You created your package, now you should get a prompt asking if you want to open the Publishing Package Wizard. You can just delete it in the next step. Also, some tables have a foreign key for a table named district, but it’s not in the data source.


Cognos Express Cookbook — DMR – Dimensionally Modeled Relational Model

A dialog will appear. Similarly to how model query subjects in Framework Manager provide an insulating layer from schematic changes to the data source, query subjects in Cognos Modellimg Designer remain static from a reporting perspective while their underlying implementation is updated to reflect the new database structure. In the other hand, model query subjects are made from one or more data source subject queries. Create Star Schema Grouping Dialog will appear.

Creating a DMR model

This allows you to easily modify what business users see without modifying any of the query subjects, and when query subjects are modified in the Cogbos View, changes take effect in the Presentation View as well.

In Presentation Viewthere will only be shortcut links that point to the query subjects in Business View. In Cognos Cube Designer, you create security filters within named security views.

In Cognos Cube Designer, you can also create ih query item set to obtain an abstract, business-oriented collection of query items. Moodelling typical place to store packages is in Cognos Content Store. It’s what you have now. Customer is joined to region, lets merge them. You should now have 8 valid relationships. Hence the guys at Cognos recommend the: 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.

In Generate Relationshipsuncheck Use primary and foreign keys so you can manually create the model.

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. Cognos Cube Designer guides your modeling activities to allow you to succeed in your reporting requirements. Join for a Free Demo.


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. Lets try this with Foodmart-reduced.

Each path in the balance hierarchy descends to the same depth. There are other important properties that we can talk about on another recipe like Regular AggregateFormatPrecisionetc. Property settings can be found at the bottom of Framework Manager after selecting a query item.

Your final expression definition should be:. Learn how to use Cognos, from beginner basics to advanced techniques. Now we need to create relationships and join the query items with the correct cardinality.

If nothing shows, something is wrong with your relationship. You want to provide a very basic layout of query subjects for business users so they can comfortably create queries, and produce reports or workspaces. Since we imported all tables, creating relationships in Framework Manager would be as simple as copying the database schema. Inline Prompt In Cognos Apr 05, We only want business users to have access to Presentation View, not Physical or Business View, but we cannot exclude Physical or Business because Presentation depends on it.

So you just created a project which is a ,odelling of components that defines metadata from one or multiple data sources. A scope defines a relationship between regular dimension and measure dimension.

You then associate the security views with users, groups and roles; these associations are stored in your Content Manager instances.