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IBM Cognos ICM: Advanced Configuration (V8.0)

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IBM Cognos ICM: Advanced Configuration (V8.0) is a two day course focusing on important concepts that prepare you for a successful configuration. During the course, students will review the current state of the model, learn how to effectively use the time table and the date string tables in calculations, and how to use multiple calendars. Students will learn about elements of the Standard Build Framework including attributes, components and feeds, when to use the attributes approach to model design, and how to create port to feed data out of a component. Day one ends with coverage of advanced calculation techniques and how to use consolidated outbound ports. Day two covers installation and configuration concepts, how to configure web client security and how to configure admin client security. At the end of this course, clients will be able to transfer their knowledge into their own configurations and will be prepared to engage in IBM Cognos ICM boot camp training.


Please refer to overview.


This advanced course is intended for students who are ready to learn advanced configuration techniques.


You should have completed course titled:

  • IBM Cognos ICM: Introduction to Discovery (V8.0)
  • IBM Cognos ICM: Fundamentals of Configuration (V8.0)

You should have experience using:

  • Windows and Microsoft Excel


2 days


  • Work with:
    • The Time table
    • The Date String table
  • Understand:
    • The concepts of the Standard Build Framework
    • The Base Model
    • The Attribute Approach
  • Use the Attributes table to attach an attribute meta data label to a calculation
  • Create:
    • A consolidated outbound calculation using a union calculation
    • Inbound and outbound ports
  • Reorganized calculation connections
  • Rename a port
  • Delete inbound and outbound ports
  • Use:
    • A Category calculation
    • A Sort calculation
    • An Accumulated Partition
    • The PREV() function in a calculation
  • Make modifications to the service configuration file to enable unicode and other settings.

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