Monthly Archives: September 2013

TM1 Tutorials Consultation – Ben Hill

When I started this site as a freelancer I was happy to cater to the need for non biased technical resources which solve real world problems. Back in Jul 2012 I joined InfoCube Consulting (Australia) as Director and Principal Consultant with the intention of creating something bigger than myself. I’m happy to say that now we are a team of over 10 expert consultants and we are growing quickly. So… … Continue Reading

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TM1 10.2 – Introducing CAFE

In this article we are going to introduce to you the new Excel Client for TM1 called Cognos Analysis for Microsoft Excel (CAFÉ). For those of you that have been using IBM Cognos BI you might think that this is not new and that you might have been using it for years. But it is new for TM1 users because IBM Cognos Analysis for Microsoft Excel is now integrated with … Continue Reading

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Triggering Processes from Workflow

In TM1, 10.2, a new feature has been added to enable the change of workflow state of a node to trigger TI processes. A preset TI process can be triggered immediate before and immediate after the workflow action. This feature can be quite useful in a lot of ways, for example, if you have a separate BI report cube setup, when a node is submitted, TI process can be triggered … Continue Reading

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TM1 10.2 – Enhancement: Workflow can trigger Processes

In this new version of TM1, 10.2, a new feature has been added to enable the change of workflow state of a node to trigger TI processes.  A preset TI process can be triggered immediate before and immediate after the workflow action. This feature can be quite useful in a lot of ways, for example, if you have a separate BI report cube setup, when a node is submitted, TI … Continue Reading

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Sydney Networking – TM1 10.2 Upgrade Special.

October 18th – Sydney TM1 Networking. TM1 Catchup – 10.2 Upgrade Special. We have arranged a special TM1 catch up dedicated to the 10.2 update. We believe this is the biggest update to the platform since Applix acquired TM1 in 1996. This is an opportunity to discuss what is new, what we like, what we don’t like and of course how we can make the best of the update over … Continue Reading

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TM1 10.2 – New Feature: Data Flow Diagram

One of the biggest challenges we face when reviewing a TM1 application is getting an understanding of the data flow logics between cubes. There is a number of tools that can help creating some sort of  flowcharts, but none of them is really good.  An alternative is going through all the cube rules, to understand what connects the cubes, but that could very time-consuming. In this new version of TM1 … Continue Reading

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Managing Applications from Command Line

In TM1 10.2, a new feature has been added to allow users to perform application maintenance using command line, or in a batch file. The main purpose of this utility is to automate some of the application maintenance, using a combination of standard TI processes and TI processes that execute commands available in this utility. Also, chores can be setup to execute these periodically, such as overnight application maintenance. This … Continue Reading

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Application Maintenance TI Process Package

This is a transferred out package contains a number of turbo integrator processes that demonstrates the use of application maintenance utility.  This TI process package can by imported directly into an existing TM1 server instance, or run from a completely separate stand-alone TM1 server instance. Here is a list of objects included in this package:

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TM1 10.2 – New Feature: Enable/Disable Applications from Commandline

In this new release of TM1 10.2, a new feature has been added to allow users to perform application maintenance using command line, or in a batch file. The main purpose of this utility is to automate some of the application maintenance, using a combination of standard TI processes and TI processes that execute commands available in this utility.  Also, chores can be setup to execute these periodically, such as … Continue Reading

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TM1 10.2 – Enhancement: Approval Hierarchy can be reused

In TM1 10.2, an added enhancement to allow the same approval hierarchy to be used in multiple applications.  This enhancement can bring lots of benefits to the business and efficiency to TM1 models are designed.  No doubt, this change most of you had been waited for. This change in conjunction with control dimension provides numerous possibilities of easily creating new TM1 application. Business Benefits This enhancement is very useful when … Continue Reading

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