Using FDM for Essbase Drill-Through

Often when developing Essbase reporting applications with FDM, there are additional levels of granularity of the data that are not needed in Essbase, but exist in FDM.  For example the “Invoice #” or “PO #” may be needed when drilling into detail from Essbase, however that same data does not need to reside in the…

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When to Deploy an Active Report

By Trevor Schulte, IBM Cognos BI Consultant, eCapital Advisors With Cognos 10, IBM released a new report type called Active Reports.  The Active Report is an archived HTML (.MHT) file that can empower users in data exploration and analytics.  The reports are similar to PDF files as they are static files with self-serving data.  However,…

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Displaying Cell Comments in Hyperion Financial Reporting

When finance managers are reviewing forecasts, they typically care as much or more care about "the story" of the numbers than they do about the numbers themselves.  To that point, one of the questions we frequently receive regarding Hyperion Financial Reporting is around how to display cell comments input in Planning on financial reports.  While…

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