Better Reporting on Multidimensional (OLAP) Data Sources

    Business Strategy & Perspectives

Multidimensional (or OLAP) data structures are the basis for reports that are more dynamic, interactive and meaningful. But many authors do not realize they are reporting against multidimensional data and/or lack the knowledge to fully leverage the benefits. In this blog, we help you understand whether you have access to OLAP data, outline the benefits of multidimensional/OLAP report authoring and provide some background on the architecture.

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Better Reporting on Multidimensional (OLAP) Data Sources
Making the Most of Cognos Analytics Data Modules

    Tips & Tricks

Did you know data modules are actually part of Cognos BI v10? The release of IBM Cognos Analytics R7 is spurring renewed interest in this functionality. Data modules allow end users to bring in external files and blend together existing packages—all without bringing in IT. We’ll tell you how to make the most of data modules and fill you in on their limitations as well.

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