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What is Cognos Powerhouse and what is it used for? | Cognos Questions

Cognos Powerhouse is High-Productivity Application Development Solutions equips you with high-productivity development environments for creating your data-driven business solutions faster,whether for Web-based, client/server, or traditional terminal-based access. PowerHouse has gained a worldwide reputation for productivity, reliability, performance, and flexibility.

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What is meant by Junk Dimension? | Cognos Questions

The junk dimension is simply a structure that provides a convenient place to store the junk attributes

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What is the difference between a cascading report and drillthru report?why do we go for drill thru report? | Cognos Questions

Cascading report works based on the condition but drill thru work based on the data item what we select as a drill thru options.

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What is drill down and slicing and dicing whats the difference between them? | Cognos Questions

Drilling lets you quickly move from one level of detail to another to explore different aspects of your business. Drilling down moves you down in the hierarchy; drilling up moves you up in the hierarchy. Slicing and Dicing While you … Continue reading

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Give me any example of semi and non additive measures? | Cognos Questions

Semi-Additive: Semi-additive facts are facts that can be summed up for some of the dimensions in the fact table, but not the others. Non-Additive: Non-additive facts are facts that cannot be summed up for any of the dimensions present in … Continue reading

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What is difference between PAGE BREAK and Section Report? | Cognos Questions

What is Main Advantage Datawarehousing over Oracle? Section-section is eliminate the duplicate recod.but report looking separate bluck. setpagebreak means to display the reports in onepage. eg. suppose u create a list report ordermethod,orderyear,revenu when u create section on ordermethod.it will … Continue reading

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What is Zero-foot print? | Cognos Questions

What are the other methods working as deployment functionality? Cognos offers Portal Services that allow organizations to easily manage and display Cognos business intelligence, planning, and scorecarding in your existing enterprise information portals. Including Cognos reports, analysis, dashboards, scorecards, and … Continue reading

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How you drill from powerPLay to Impromptu? Explain all Steps? | Cognos Questions

go to tran former, build the cube right click on the cube and open properties go to drill through tab and select your report from that browse option

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What is the difference between enterprise data warehouse and data warehouse? | Cognos Questions

Big Organizations have a lot of diversified sources of data.There might be a dataware house exclusively for transport and others for data related to the project the company runs.In such case the complete enterprise’s(company’s) date ware house is a big … Continue reading

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what is meant by alternate drill down with ex? | Cognos Questions

Alternate drill down path means there will be two path to opt.For example- We will have time dimension now the client requirement is they want two type of year -one is calender year(Jan-Dec) and another is fiscal year(Apr-Mar).

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