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Steps to Create new project using existing data source in Cognos

Usage property of query items:

Identifier—› Indexed/Date fields
Attribute—› Descriptive
Fact—–› Numeric values

Note: To change usage property select query item in the project viewer

     – Go to properties
     – Usage – Change it to fact if query item is non addictive

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Creation of project using data source

  • Start —› Programs—› INM Cognos10—› IBM Cognos framework manager
  • From Projects– à Select create a new project
  • Enter new project name ( sales_retailers)
  • Select the location of a project– à Click on OK
  • Select the design language for the project
  • English– à Click on OK
  • Select the metadata source as data sources
  • Click on next– à Select Gosales data source– à Next
  • Expand gosl
  • Select tables
  • Next
  • Leave the defaults to generate relationships
  • Import
  • Finish

( Project files should not be moved to other locations as they are unique to the project )

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