Importing objects with the same name

Namespaces are containers like folders. Objects in an IBM® Cognos® Framework Manager project must be uniquely identifiable. If you have two objects that have the same name, they must reside in two separate namespaces.

For example, you have a database that contains financial data. One set of tables represents Forecast and Actual information. Both the Forecast and Actual information have tables named Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable. To import these tables into Framework Manager and use the same table names in the project, you must create two namespaces. You can name one namespace Forecast, and the other namespace Actual.


  1. Click the model or root namespace, and click Actions, Create, Namespace.
  2. Right-click the namespace, click Rename, and type a descriptive name.