Monthly Archives: September 2015

Changing TM1 Server Log Time Zone Stamp

One of the things that has frustrated me about TM1 is that the Message Log records all messages in GMT.  Well, that’s either 8, 9 or 10 hours off my local time zone, so being able to easily see what “real” time it is, was painful.  Then I discovered the settings in tm1s-log.properties. tm1s-log.properties is a file that can be placed into your TM1 server’s data folder right beside tm1s.cfg … Continue Reading

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Using TM1 Log Files

This is a great explanation of the different types of logging within TM1 for setting the different logging options to DEBUG mode.  This article was written for people to submit logs to support, however is a great explanation of logs in TM1. For most TM1 Logging, they can be modified so you are not recording at DEBUG level, but rather at a higher, less granular level. The source of this … Continue Reading

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Cognos Express 10.2.1 Fix Pack 3 Installation Issues

So a very frustrating day yesterday trying to install Cognos Express 10.2.1 Fix Pack 3 (FP3). Previously I had applied FP3 to the server in question, however was surprised to find that required java files were not present when I went to adjust the settings to display jpg files in BI. So I logged a call with IBM and it became apparent that Fix Pack 3 of CX 10.2.1 had … Continue Reading

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How to Restart TM1 or Cognos Express Safely

Sometimes we may need to restart the TM1 or Cognos Express server, or individual components of it.  You might need to do restart TM1 or Cognos Express if it has become particularly non responsive. Remember that TM1 is an in memory product, so if you just kill the server, you will lose all data entered since the last server based Save (which are scheduled, but still!). The steps are: Connect to the … Continue Reading

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