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IBM Cognos TM1 Developer's Certification Guide by James D. Miller

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Creating dimensions using the Dimension Editor window

The most common, although time consuming method of creating dimensions, is using the Dimension Editor window. This is an approach that might be used for smaller, slow moving dimensions. In real-world enterprise applications, larger dimensions (such as P&L accounts) may be created and maintained by the TurboIntegrator processes using source files from a client's GL system.

Another time when you may use the Dimension Editor to create a dimension is during a "proof of concept" or "prototyping" effort when you want to generate something quickly to show and then to throw it away.

Follow the next steps to create dimensions using the Dimension Editor window:

  1. Click on Dimensions | Create New Dimension ...

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