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Hi All, I am currently working in a migrapion project. The current system is having 500 + repo] rts for the user with different report outputs . We are planning to migrate the entire mainframe focus system to cognos reporting system. Please let me know how do i start my migration approach and what are all the thinks i need to takecare for the migration process.? Current system : Mainframe FOCUS, batch focus and also we are using online focus in system. Thanks a lot for your help in advance. Regards, Suresh

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WebFOCUS 8.0.05 - BI Portal, Developer Studio, Dev/App Studio, Excel, PDF, Active Formats and HTML5, Adobe Flex Builder, VBA
 
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You're asking us to help you migrate to Cognos?


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FOCUS for zSeries to IBM Cognos sounds more like a conversion effort than a migration effort. You might want level set expectations at your shop, if folks there are looking at this task as a migration.

If folks at your shop are looking for something somewhat closer to a migration effort, maybe consider going from FOCUS for zSeries to WebFOCUS?
 
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David, it looks like that ship has already sailed. But I'm wondering why this question isn't posted on the IBM Cognos community board instead.


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Sureshkuamr,

I think that you're not on the right forum...

I'm pretty sure that nobody here will help you moving out from Focus...


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Yeah MartinY "I'm pretty sure that nobody here will help you moving out from FOCUS..." Eeker Confused Music Cetrainly not me. That's counter-intuitive to the mindset of FocalPoint.

"...migrate the entire mainframe focus system to cognos reporting system" Arg Frowner


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Please let me know how do i start my migration approach and what are all the thinks i need to takecare for the migration process.?

Current system :
Mainframe FOCUS, batch focus and also we are using online focus in system.


I almost feel sorry for this guy.


Cheers,
H.

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Ditto: "I almost feel sorry for this guy."

This is a conversion... Rewrite?
 
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Cognos layering the code is somewhat between master--defines/set-fex bits. It's all dispersed differently, and then there is the security and access that makes WF8 security look not-at-all-confusing/complicated... Even if you have embedded sql or calling stored proc's they won't do the same thing in Cognos just by a flick of the switch. Then if you are building cubes... yergh... I'm feeling very glad I don't need to deal with a conversion either way, though Cognos => WF is way less futzing around with the security/views/content/dimensions

Only advice I have is that you need to map everything off the FOCUS and then have a template of Cognos where you slot all the bits & pieces into. MF security should map pretty well to Cognos, but for building the views and aggregates you need to understand the old code.

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Cheers,
H.

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