How to install IBM Planning Analytics for Excel (PAX) or Cognos Analysis for Excel (CAFE) onto a client computer and connect to an IBM Cloud version of Planning Analytics (TM1).
Simple foreign exchange translation method for use in TM1. Convert multiple currencies to multiple currencies easily using a simple FX rates cube and lookup of a cost centre or entity.
Launching CAFE or Planning Analytics for Excel (PAX) can cause errors if the PC is not configured to conform to IBM’s supported environment. Here we go through how to get it all sorted!
Manipulating dates and times in TM1 has always been horrible. Here we discuss the time manipulation methods available from TM1 v10.2 onwards. These include NewDateFormatter, FormatDate and ParseDate. With them you can even change time from one time zone to another.
To create a dimension in a TM1 model use the DimensionCreate function in Turbo Integrator processes. Combine with IF and DimensionExists.
To check if a dimension already exists in a TM1 model use the DimensionExists function in Turbo Integrator processes. Combine with IF and DimensionCreate.
How do you join text files in a TI when loading into TM1? In this post we discuss a method to emulate an SQL join in a TI where a csv or text file is the source for the Turbo Integrator process.
Ever needed to create a text file from a data source and you have no tools available to interrogate it? We are doing a cloud Planning Analytics project for a client where they are using an ERP called Finance Plus over a database called Visual Foxpro. Mmmm, I hear you read – why is this relevant for me? Well, Visual Foxpro is a very close relative of dBase – a … Continue Reading
We are about to start a new project with a client where they will be using Planning Analytics local (i.e. the new version of on premise TM1). They have asked about the server specifications and what needs to be installed. IBM have a great tool that gives all this information, but it can be very large and unwieldy. This post lists the minimum server requirements for Planning Analytics. So here … Continue Reading
Do you need to create an IF expression in a TM1 rule with a logical operator? To create something that is like and AND or OR from SQL but do it in a Rule? Look no further! If, however, you are looking for IF operators for a Turbo Integrator process, please check this post. TM1 Rule Operators There are some very useful operators available in TM1 Rules. Use For OR, … Continue Reading