Get indepth overview of different types of models i.e., relational model and DMR model in Cognos and their features in detail. Read for More!. You want to create a dimensionally modeled relational model from a relational data Data Sources, references to data sources defined in Cognos Manager. Creating a Framework Manager Dimensional Model – DMR. 9- Import the tables/views, Known as Query Subject in Cognos world. Identify.

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Bharati DW Consultancy: Framework Manager Dimensional Model – DMR

You want to provide a very basic layout of query subjects for business users so they can comfortably create queries, and produce reports or workspaces. DMR – Dimensionally Modeled Relational Model The Problem Dnr want to create a dimensionally modeled relational model from a relational data source so you can publish the data for your business users to query.

Drop us a Query Full Name. The wizard can create relationships with the smr and cardinality from the data source, but it will still need manual adjustments, and it’s possible for one to miss a detail because the lack of knowledge about the model.

Creating a DMR model

Framework Manager modellnig a mature product that has benefited from many years of iterative improvements to its user experience. It is a process of navigating the data from highest level to lowest level details.

Three Tier Design Physical View holds the query subjects and relationships used to build the model.

Hence the moselling at Cognos recommend the: Model measure dimensions should be composed of only quantitative items. We will focus on one property setting for query item which is Usage.


Move all subject queries into Physical View namespace. Cognos Cube Designer guides your modeling activities to allow you to succeed in your reporting requirements. If nothing shows, something is wrong with your relationship. In Generate Relationshipsuncheck Use primary and foreign keys so you can manually create the model.

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Relational and DMR modeling in Cognos Cube Designer

This allows you to easily modify what business users see without modifying any of the query subjects, and when query subjects are modified in the Business View, changes take effect in the Presentation View as well. As long as you create a snowflake or star schema that has relationships of many-to-one from the inside out, clean things up, denormalize it, and etc, you should be okay. Since we imported all tables, creating relationships in Framework Manager would be as simple as copying the database schema.

To test it, click on the blue play button and it should show you the correct results like in the picture below:. Some of them are correct already. A regular dimension contains descriptive and business key information and organizes the information in a hierarchy from the highest level of granularity to the lowest.

Repeat step 5, but drag customer to the white area on the right and then at the bottom right-hand corner, click on Add to add a new Query Item.

Rename the newly imported query items and test to see if it works.

A dialog will appear. Click on Test and you should get the top n rows specified. Create Star Schema Grouping Dialog will appear. Usually, you would only pick the tables necessary for the query or star schema, but the foodmart-reduced data source is small enough. Now you can remove query items: You can just delete it in the next step. You can check all of their many functions and parameters by clicking on the tabs on the lower left-hand corner, but we will cover that some other time.


A query subject in Cognos Cube Designer has similarities to the model query subject in Framework Manager.

The highest level in the organization is CEO. In the other hand, model query subjects are made from one or more data source subject queries.

Creating a DMR model

You want to create a dimensionally modeled relational model from a relational data source so you can publish the data for your business users to query. Now we need to create relationships and join the query items with the correct cardinality. It’s what you have now. You created your package, now you should get a prompt asking if you want to open the Publishing Package Wizard.

A Namespace is an object that uniquely dm stored and organized objects that are found in your model. Inline Prompt In Cognos Apr 05, Business View contains optimized query subjects for use by business users.

Similarly to how model query subjects in Framework Manager provide an insulating layer from schematic changes to the data source, query subjects in Cognos Cube Designer remain static from a reporting perspective while their underlying implementation is updated to reflect the new database structure.