DMR Functions in Framework Manager. «on: 18 Nov am». Hello Folks, I am working on Cognos BI version, I have created a DMR model. Hi khayman, Ya, I am new to dimensional functions. I have to add simple ancestor() and Bottoncount() functions. I create a data item is. Could you please suggest how to achieve this scenario using DMR model. * Regards, DMR Function to get Previous Year Data. 6. Answers. 0 . Cognos Analytics – How to Modify Filter Options for a Data Item Used in Filter Widget.

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RelativeTime values ‘CM’, Posted by Charles Yin at RelativeTime values ‘YTD’, For Rolling 13 Months. This approach is not flexible, as you need to add column into database, but it is very easy to use for report authors. The options above provide report user dr clear framework manager model, however you need to change database or framework manager. There are three relative time frames: Add additional relative time flag columns in Time dimension, and update it on daily basis.

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Filter the set of Date to find the members that have data for a measure you know only goes up to the current period, in this case Revenue. Option 1 handles it at database level: All three relative time is mapped as below.


In order to explain the concept, the following report is used. This approach is relatively flexible, and it is easy to use for report authors as well. Option 3 handles it at report level: Instead of creating column for time dimension, a relative time table is created.

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Based on this query, you can create a dynamic parameter map. Check list of all funchions. Hi with alternative 2, do I need to update the dates in the parameter map every month? RelativeTime Parameter varchar 10Value int. Please see query below. RelativeTime values ‘R13M’, Petter Huseby January 23, functipns Get the last date that has data. Because the desired result is a single member, the item function is used passing 0 as its index value argument to return only the current period member.

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To resolve this issue, this option is to provide a solution without change time dimension. In this case only one member is returned cognoss the integer argument is 1. Create each time hierarchy for each individual relative time. Then make time filter dynamic based on relative time table.

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Then bring all three highlighted members into report query or report. When published, package looks as fellows. Option 1 handles DMR relative time at database level.


In this case, create additional three columns as. The main disadvantage of option 1 is to change database when adding a new relative time. You can copy date dimension and then rename and adjust it. Option 2 handles DMR relative time at framework manager level.

Option 3 handles DMR relative time at Report level. At the same time, create all relative time dimensions at dimension layer. When published, the package should be displayed as follows. Please note that you can define more complicated table, such as begin date, and end date.

This is a way to develop relative time based report without changing database and framework manager. Create a query object to host Relative Time. Even DMR and cube both belongs multi dimensional reporting, DMR based report does present some challenges for relative time.

To explore the similar relative time functionalities in cube, this document is intended to provide three solutions to handle relative time, listed below: Returning a member functione important if you want to use this data item in another dimensional function.

Create a new table to host relative time as below.