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Monday, February 4, 2008

Cognos PowerPlay Transformer Tutorial

This tutorial is based on a typical business scenario to facilitate the learning process. It is described in more detail here:

Palm nursery Business Scenario - a palm and tropical plants nursery which implements Cognos as an analysis and reporting platform which monitors performance on sales, costs and forecasts.

Cognos PowerPlay Transformer Guide for datawarehouse developers:

· 1. Transformer overview - Introduction to PowerPlay Transformer with the components overview and application development process definition

· 2. Data Sources in Transformer - Connecting to various Data Sources with PowerPlay Transformer

· 3. Time dimension - Time dimension in Cognos PowerPlay Transformer

· 4. Customer dimensions - Create dimensions in Cognos PowerPlay Transformer tutorial model

· 5. Products dimensions - Create dimensions for Products in the tutorial model

· 6. Define Measures - Define measures in the tutorial model and create the PowerCube

· 7. Measures allocation - A technique that makes it possible to analyze and compare data grouped on a different detail level

· Drill through in Cognos - Example of a Drill Through report browsing in Cognos PowerPlay

· Framework manager and Content Store in Cognos 8 - What is the concept of Cognos content store and how was the area handled in previous versions of cognos.