Category Archives: TM1 Admin
Have you ever had an inexplicable change to TM1 data? You know, when a user comes to you and says, John (in my case), the data in TM1 has changed since I looked at it last month? Well, if you have, here is the solution. And it is really easy!
Here we present a fully worked example of how to create element level security for an organisation that requires complete lockdown for entire branches of a dimension. It uses element level security down to the N level, applied via a TI.
TM1 and Excel can now share the same serial date system by the use of UseExcelSerialDate=T in your tm1s.cfg file. Here is the details on this development in Planning Analytics. This means that day number 1 is 1-Jan-1900 in both systems.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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