# Category Archives: Rule Functions

## Date Function in TM1: Syntax and Use

The Date Function in TM1 converts a serial date from a number to a string. For example Date(13947 , 1); will return the string ‘1998-03-09’.

## Operators in TM1 Rule IF Statements

Explanation and Example of “AND” and “OR” Operators in IF statements in TM1 Rules.

## What is Skipcheck in TM1?

Skipcheck in TM1 forces the TM1 engine to “skip the checking” of empty cells in a cube. So if you had 30 days in a month and data in only 9 of them, only 9 cells would be aggregated to get the total for the month. With the the skipping of blank cells disabled, all 30 cells would be checked to get the month total – three times more inefficient. … Continue Reading

## Concatenating Data in TM1 – How to Concatenate Variables in a TI or Rule

I was asked the other day how to concatenate some information in TM1. Joining two text fields is really easy! Just use the pipe ( ” | ” ) between two variables and they will joined into one. There is nothing like the Excel Concatenate function in TM1. How to Concatenate Let’s say you have variable 1, sVariable1 = ‘Exploring’; and sVariable2 = ‘TM1’; then using sOutput = sVariable1 | sVariable2; will … Continue Reading

## TODAY TM1 Function: Syntax and Use

TODAY simply returns the current system date as a string in the form ‘yy-mm-dd’, or if you want, in the format ‘yyyy-mm-dd’. Syntax of TODAY The syntax is Today ( FourDigitYearFlag); where: FourDigitYearFlag – can be either omitted or 0 or 1, where omitted or 0 will return the 2 digit year and a 1 will return a 4 digit year. Example Assuming the current system date is 07 June … Continue Reading

## STR TM1 Function: Syntax and Use

STR is a TM1 function that converts a number to string. It is very similar to the Excel function “TEXT”, except you don’t need to specify the format of the output. If you are looking for the command to convert a string into a number, please see the Numbr function. Syntax of STR STR (number, length, decimal); where: number – the actual number you want to convert, length – the length of … Continue Reading

## DayNo TM1 Function: Use and Syntax

Yesterday I was doing some work on an inventory forecasting system. I had Year, Month and Day dimensions and needed to bring through Actuals for all days up until yesterday. I have a System Settings cube with Current Day defined in it using a rule. To bring through the Actuals I created a rule that uses the DayNo function. Syntax of DayNo DAYNO(‘DateString’) So here if you insert a string in … Continue Reading

## IF() TM1 Rule Function: Use and Syntax

IF() is a function that can be used to test if an expression is true so that you can then differentially execute a rule based on the outcome of the IF statement. It is able to be used in both Turbo Integrator processes and Rules, however this post is about the use of it in Rules only. For TI based IF statements, please see this post. Syntax of IF() in Rules The syntax … Continue Reading

## RIGHT TM1 Function: Use and Syntax

The RIGHT function from Excel does not exist in TM1. We need to use a combination of SUBST and LONG functions instead. Where you have a formula in Excel in A2 that is = LEFT ( A1, 4), where the contents of A1 is the string “ExploringTM1”, the formula will return the first 4 characters, i.e. “Expl”. To achieve the same result in a TM1 Turbo Integrator process we need to … Continue Reading

## LONG TM1 Function: Syntax and Use

The LONG function in TM1 returns the length of a string as a value. It is similar to the LEN functions available in both Excel and SQL Server. Syntax of LONG The syntax is LONG(string); where string is either the literal string to be evaluated or a variable that contains the string to be evaluated. Use An example of the use of it is as follows sString = ‘ExploringTM1’; LONG ( sString ); will return … Continue Reading

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