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.

DType Function in TM1: Syntax and Use

Use, syntax and example of the DType function in TM1 and Planning Analytics. In this post we explain the use of the DType function and give an example of how it can be used to determine the cell type of a cube when loading data via a Turbo Integrator process.

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MONTH Function in TM1: Syntax and Use

The MONTH function in TM1 allows us to extract the number representing the Month from a date. Here we explain it’s syntax and give an example combining it with the DATE function.

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Checking if an Attribute Exists (essentially an “AttributeExists” Function)

Here is a really easy method for checking if an Attribute Exists in TM1 via Turbo Integrator process. It essentially does what an “AttributeExists” or an “AttrExists” function would do for you if they existed in TM1.

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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’.

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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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