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IBM® Cognos® Business Intelligence 10: The Official Guide by Gerard Ruppert, Dan Volitich

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IBM Cognos FrameworkManager Fundamentals
Many people new to IBM Cognos Framework Manager think of it as nothing more than a GUI tool used to map source database columns to query items for presentation to the business user. This misconception is especially strong among database administrators, database designers, and anyone else familiar with relational databases—based on direct, painful, and personal experience. It took some time to understand that Cognos Framework Manager is more about educating the query engine on how to structure the query than about modeling based on the data that is in the database. Although Cognos Framework Manager is used to perform mappings, organize metadata, and present that metadata to the business user, ...

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