Planning Analytics Supported Environment

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

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Operators in TM1 Rule IF Statements

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

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How to Create a Secure Gateway for Planning Analytics

There are a couple of elements that must be established to make the secure gateway work. There are server side and local side requirements. This post deals with what has to be done on the IBM server so you can connect it to your local data. For instructions on establishing the local side of the connection, please see this post. Server Side Configuration In the Welcome Kit from IBM, there is a … Continue Reading

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Setting the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) in Cognos

There are a few settings in Cognos BI that can dramatically improve performance in Cognos BI when using TM1 as a data source. The first of these is to stop Cognos from using the old Bluenose method of querying TM1 and force it to use the native TM1 engine. The next setting that we need to configure is the Java Virtual Machine, or JVM. Wikipedia defines a Java Virtual Machine … Continue Reading

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Tuning Cognos BI and TM1 for Maximum Performance

Cognos Business Intelligence and TM1 now work well together, however performance can be dramatically improved by changing the out of the box settings. These tuning changes are not difficult and can significantly enhance both the speed and usability of both tools. How can BI and TM1 be Integrated When used together we can use Framework Manager to prepare data from a database before it is loaded into TM1, we can … Continue Reading

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Forcing Cognos BI to Use Native TM1 Engine

There are a few settings in Cognos BI that can dramatically improve performance in Cognos BI when using TM1 as a data source. The first of these is to stop Cognos from using the old Bluenose method of querying TM1 and force it to use the native TM1 engine. Bluenose is the default and it is extremely slow on large queries. Anecdotally it appears to want TM1 to return the … Continue Reading

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Order to Restart Cognos and TM1 Servers

What order do I use to restart Cognos BI and TM1 servers in a distributed environment? We are currently doing a project where there is a TM1 server, two Cognos BI application servers and a gateway server. The fundamental approach is to stop people from accessing the environment and then stop the applications themselves. The order to stop and start them is the exact reverse of each other. To stop the … Continue Reading

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Using “cmplst” files to find the Exact Version and Fix Pack of TM1 Installed?

Sometimes we need to go further than just knowing the version of TM1 installed. We might need to know, for example, the exact version, fix pack and possibly even interim fix that has been installed. To get this information we need to find the “cmplst” file. Where to find the cmplst files for TM1 The cmplst file (for Component List) is usually found in Program Files/IBM/Cognos/TM1_64/. This file lists all … Continue Reading

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How to Determine the TM1 Perspectives Version Installed

Finding out the version of TM1 Perspectives is easy. TM1 Perspectives is an Excel Addin that gives great functionality for using TM1 information in Excel to create forms and reports that refresh automatically with the latest data from TM1. Here is what you need to do to determine what version of Perspectives you have installed: Navigate to the Program Files/TM1/bin folder. Find the file tm1prc.dll (for Perspectives). Right click on … Continue Reading

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How to Determine the TM1 Version Installed on a Server

We are often asked how do I know what version of TM1 I am using? Well here is how you determine the TM1 version you have installed on a server (if you are looking for the version of TM1 Perspectives, follow this link). So here is the method to find out what version of TM1 you have installed on your server: Go to your TM1 installation directory. This is usually Program … Continue Reading

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