This video demonstrates how you can view and manage data lineage and dependency in your Cognos environment more efficiently with the unique features only available with NetVisn.
All model and database references are stored in the NetVisn database for all reports. Using NetVisn's analysis features you can easily locate model item and database usage across all objects in the Content Store. NetVisn specification processing is able to document all Framework Manager model references and all database table/column usage required by a report. Authors are able to verify that the correct tables and columns are being used in reports and see calculations and business rules which are defined in the framework manager model. Framework Manager model designs in NetVisn can be viewed without requiring a FM license.
With the flexibility of the NetVisn analysis features there are many questions which can be answered about your Cognos environment including:
- What Framework manager model items are being used in reports
- Which reports are using specific model items
- What database tables and columns are being used in reports