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

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Administration Links

Administration links facilitate transferring data between Contributor applications or from IBM Cognos packages. Let's assume that you administer detailed sales, workforce, and expense applications to collect data from numerous departments throughout the world. A consolidate application showing P&L requires the consolidation of a plan data from these sales, workforce, and expense applications. You can use other import methods described in this chapter; however, each import method carries pros and cons. IBM Cognos Planning offers administration links which are optimal and scalable solutions for importing large amounts of data between applications and from multiple datastores.

An administration link can store multiple data transfer ...

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