Category Archives: TI Functions

Turbo Integrator uses SQL like commands to interrogate data for loading into cubes or updating dimensions. This section gives detailed information about using TI functions and how they can be applied to real world examples.

Date and Time Functions in TM1 10.2

Manipulating dates and times in TM1 has always been horrible. Here we discuss the time manipulation methods available from TM1 v10.2 onwards. These include NewDateFormatter, FormatDate and ParseDate. With them you can even change time from one time zone to another.

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Using the DimensionCreate Function to Create a Dimension in TM1

To create a dimension in a TM1 model use the DimensionCreate function in Turbo Integrator processes. Combine with IF and DimensionExists.

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Checking if a DimensionExists in a TM1 Model

To check if a dimension already exists in a TM1 model use the DimensionExists function in Turbo Integrator processes. Combine with IF and DimensionCreate.

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AttrDelete TM1 Function: Syntax and Use

To delete an attribute in TM1 or Cognos Express during the execution of a Turbo Integrator process we use the AttrDelete function. Syntax of AttrDelete The syntax is: AttrDelete ( DimName, AttrName); where: DimName – is the name of the dimension that you want to delete an attribute AttrName – is the name of the new attribute you are deleting Example DimName = ‘Employees’; AttrDelete ( DimName, ‘Status’ ); Here we have defined a variable called DimName … Continue Reading

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AttrInsert TM1 Function: Use and Sytax

Sometimes we want to create a new attribute in TM1 dynamically during the execution of a TI process. This function allows us to do that and create either a string, a numeric or an alias attribute. Syntax of AttrInsert The syntax is: AttrInsert ( DimName, PrevAttr, AttrName, Type ); where: DimName – is the name of the dimension that you want to create an attribute on PrevAttr – is the name … Continue Reading

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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

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CubeProcessFeeders – Forcing TM1 to Reprocess Feeders

In the rules for many cubes we work with there are conditional feeders. These often cause us problems where the evaluated value changes from a zero to a non-zero value and the fed cell does not get initiated and therefore the rule does not calculate. Background on Feeders As you would undoubtedly be aware, TM1 is an in memory application and extremely efficient with utilising that memory. It is also … Continue Reading

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ItemReject TM1 Function: Syntax and Use

Sometimes we want to put some text directly into the TM1 Message log to record why something is occurring in a TM1 Turbo Integrator process. This function will place the current record into the TM1 message log along side a custom message. ItemReject Syntax The syntax is simply ItemReject(ErrorString); where ErrorString is the message you want put in the TM1 Message log along side the record. Example and Usage of ItemReject … Continue Reading

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ViewZeroOut TM1 Function: Syntax and Use

I came across this extremely simple method of just zapping the data from a view in a TM1 cube today, ViewZeroOut literally removes all data from a view. . Syntax The syntax is just ViewZeroOut ( cubename, viewname ); where cubename – is the name of the cube you want to remove data from, and viewname – is the name of the view Example sCube = ‘Assumption’; sView = ‘This Year’; … Continue Reading

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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

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