Monthly Archives: February 2017

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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AsciiOutput with Pipe Delimiter

Yesterday I needed to export some data from TM1 for loading into SQL Server. I know I can connect directly and publish from TM1 to SQL Server, but I just wanted to use the simple method – create a text file and load it up. Problem with Comma Separated Values My problem was that some of the columns contained text that had random commas, so a regular AsciiOutput wouldn’t work … Continue Reading

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Integrating TM1 with Cognos Workspace

One of the really cool features of the integration between TM1 and Cognos is the ability to import views of Perspectives worksheets from TM1 into Cognos BI where they can then be used for both analyses and for write-back. Imagine you had a simple variance analysis TM1 Perspectives form. GL accounts, Actuals for this month and last month, variance calculations for both value and percentage and an explanation column for … Continue Reading

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TM1/Cognos Security Integration Gremlin

Weird. That’s all I can say. We have been doing a significant project with complex calculations done in TM1 and a front end with Cognos BI reports. We now have the integration working perfectly with TM1 cubes performing brilliantly in BI, TM1 cubes able to have data entered into them from Cognos Workspace and security integrated from multiple AD servers via Cognos groups and roles to both Cognos and TM1. Integrated … Continue Reading

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