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IBM Cognos 8 Planning by Rich Babaran, Ned Riaz, Jason Edwards

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Importing data from external files/databases

The Contributor import feature is the primary method of loading data into the Contributor database from external sources. The Contributor database is created when you create an application. This database contains many tables which support the application, including an import table for each cube.

Understanding the import process—concepts

In this section, we will explain how Contributor imports data from external sources. You can find step-by-step instructions of data import in the next section.

Contributor transfers data from external sources to the Contributor database, or the Contributor Web Client, using a four-step process:

  • Copy: In this step, Contributor copies the data file from a local PC to the ...

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