Pre request installing & Roles in cognos BI

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Roles on cognos side:

1.  Cognos architect role:

  • Meta data modeling as per the report requirement
  • Creating projects, creating models, creating packages

2.  Cognos administration roles: 

  • Installations and configurations, creating users, assigning permissions and privileges to users and taking the backups, tuning the servers, providing security to the objects.

 3.  Cognos report developer:

  • Developing the report by going through RRT (report requirement template)

  RRT:  (report requirement template) It is a document which contains all the required information to develop a report application

  • Cognos is a reporting tool (or) BI tool (or) OLAP tool
  • It is a product of IBH
  • It is a client server technology
  • It is a GUI based tool (graphical user interface)
  • IBM cognos BI is a completely web based dynamic business intelligence reporting solution from IBM

Pre request installing cognos:

  1. Operating system – windows xp professional
  2. Database – oracle, windows SQL server
  3. Web server - IIS
  4. Cognos software
  • Where we install cognos the following two types of components
  1. Windows based component
  2. Web based component

Windows based component: 

  1. Frame work manager
  2. Map manager

Web based manager:

  1. Cognos connection
  2. Report connection
  3. Query studio
  4. Analysis studio
  5. Event studio

Query subject:

  • In cognos terminally a table is called as query subject
  • By default every query subject is associated with a query with feature the actual data from database at the time of execution
  • Query subjects are two types
  1. Dimensional query subject
  2. Fact query subject

Dimensional query subject:

A query subject which contains any identifiers and attributes without any measures is called a dimensional it is symbolically

Fact query subject:

A query subject which contains measures along with dimensions is called a fact query subject. It is symbolically represented with  

Query items:

Columns are called as query items in cognos query items are called categorized in to 3 types

  1. Identifiers
  2. Attributes
  3. Measures

Identifiers: Key, columns, data columns

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Attributes: Descriptive columns   Measures: Key performance indicators Note:    The default aggregation for measure is “sum” Eg:    at database level; customer (table) At frame work manager level: customer is called as query subject   Customer: Custno, cutname, cust_age, cust_add, mail_id, Qty, rename (Query items) Identifier: cust no Attributes: cust names, cust_age, cust_address, mail_id Measures: Qty rename.  


A package is created by copying all the objects required from the project

  • Provide the security to the project before publishing in to content store( database)

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