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IBM Cognos 8 Planning by Rich Babaran, Ned Riaz, Jason Edwards

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Entering data into D-Cubes

There are several ways of entering data into a D-Cube. The simplest way is to type the data directly into the cell. But you can also enter data in several other ways: you can copy and paste data from a spreadsheet, you can enter data into a range of cells using the data-entry command function, or you can link data from a source outside of the D-Cube.

Data color conventions

Analyst displays data in a variety of colors. Non-calculating data entry cells display data in blue. Calculated cells display data in black. When you type into a data entry cell, the data first appears in green. When you press Enter, the data turns purple and any calculated data will turn red. When you save the D-Cube, the data that you entered turns ...

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