When your users save and submit plans on the Contributor Web Client, Contributor saves and stores this data in XML format in a relational database. The stored data needs to be translated into a format that is easily readable and accessible to other IBM Cognos tools and databases. The publishing feature in Contributor works like a translator and converts the XML format data into a readable format. Publishing is an administrative task, and it is executed by the Contributor job system. You, as an administrator, can either manually publish data or automate the publishing task by using a Contributor macro. The frequency of data publishing is dictated by the needs of the consumers' tools, such as IBM Cognos Report Studio, or as an enterprise ...

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