August 5, 2021

Tips to remember on Cognos Framework Manager

Tips to remember on Cognos Framework Manager

1) What is Framework manager?

Frame Work Manager is windows based metadata development or metadata modeling tool for Cognos Report Net.

2) Why we need Framework manager?

To create the interface known as Project.

To create model the metadata derived from one or more data sources

3) What are the Building Blocks in Frame Work Manager?

The Query subjects are called Building Blocks in Framework Manager.

4) What are phases the workflow process consists in Framework Manager?

The workflow process consists of the following phases:

  • Design and create project
  • Prepare Metadata
  • Prepare the Business View
  • Create and Manger Packages
  • Set Security
  • Publish
  • Manage the Project

5) What is a Package?

A container for models, reports, and so on. Modelers create packages in Framework Manager to publish models to the ReportNet server.

6) Define function set:

A function set is a collection of vendor specific database.

The Expression editor lists the function sets for all available vendors. However, you can restrict the function sets, so that it lists only the vendors that you want to use in your project.

7) What is a Project?

When we work with a framework manager you work in a project.

Project is a set of metadata organized for Report Authors according to the Business rules and Model.

A Project created appears as folder, which contains following files.

  • Project Name .CPF (Cognos Project File)
  • Model .XML
  • Preferences .XML
  • Custom data .XML

The files in the folder are unique to that Project.

8) Define Publish?

To transfer all or part of a Framework Manager model to the ReportNet server, so that report authors can use it.

9) What is a Model?

A model in Frame work manager is a business presentation of the structure of the data from one or more databases.


A model is a set of related query subjects and other objects.

10) What is a Query Item?

A query Item maps to columns to the database table. A Query Subject contains Query Items.

11) What are the User Interface Components?

  • Cognos Connection
  • Report Studio
  • Query Studio
  • Frame work manager
  • Cognos configuration

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