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

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Submitting a forecast to a virtual cube

Suppose you had a global TM1 application with multiple cubes defined—possibly a cube for each of a company's sales regions—Northern, Western, Southern, and Eastern.

Each sales region cube holds forecasting data for only that particular region. At some point in the forecasting cycle, the regions need to submit a finished forecast for their region to corporate headquarters into a Global TM1 cube as part of a consolidated forecast for the organization.

Let us say that each of the global region cubes are made up of the following dimensions:

  • Version
  • Period
  • Region
  • Product
  • Measure

You could create another hard cube and write a TurboIntegrator (TI) process to copy forecasts from each of the region cubes to the main cube ...

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