Category Archives: Performance Modeler

Refresh TM1 Contributor Approval Hierarchy

I was just updating the approval hierarchy on a TM1 Contributor model and could not see the changes through on the web app.  Odd, I thought. So I did some digging around and found that the solution to that specific problem is to re-save the Rights in Performance Modeller even if you have no rights in there in the first place.  Some what counter-intuitive I reckon! So the whole process … Continue Reading

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Creating a TM1 Contributor Model

These are the steps I have just used to create my first TM1 Contributor model.  There are more steps here than in Performance Modeller, however I think this more complete list is more useful. Step 1 – Build Views and Websheets Build the Excel Websheets and TM1 Views you want to include in the Contributor model.  Note that all websheets and views must have the dimension you have defined for … Continue Reading

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TM1 Performance Modeler Not Opening

I have been battling with opening Performance Modeler for a couple of weeks where I would start the application, get the “log on as” screen, put my details in (that are valid), select the server and click Ok. Then the status bar on the splash screen advances to about 20% and then it hangs. Very, very frustrating! I spoke with IBM who eventually suggested a solution that worked. Here is … 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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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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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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Generating a Time Dimension in Performance Modeller

Almost all TM1/Cognos Express applications will require a time dimension, and creating a time dimension has never been easier, with Time Dimension Tool provided in performance modeller. Here are a few simple steps:

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TM1 10.2 – Feature Change: Cell Security Cubes

Model security can now be applied and amended on an application using Performance Modeller, this includes security for cells, cubes, dimensions, processes and chores.  A few key changes to note: Changing security on applications will take effect immediately Security applied to the applications can be deleted with ease in the model Cell security on a cube can be applied to selection of dimensions, instead of all dimensions in the cube … Continue Reading

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