Determinants are a feature of Cognos 8 designed to provide control over granularity in a similar, but not identical means to Dimension Information in Cognos8. Determinants are most closely related to the concept of keys and indexes in the database. There is no concept of hierarchy in determinants, although the order in which they are specified does govern the order in which they are evaluated. A determinant can define the set of database columns (query items) that uniquely identify a set of data or it can identify a set of columns that identify a non-unique set within the data.
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