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How to Change TM1 to use Cognos Security (CAM)

This is a comprehensive guide to configuring TM1 to use Cognos CAM security. It includes why you might connect Cognos security to TM1, TM1 environment changes and how to deploy and configure the BI Interop files to your BI application and gateway servers.

Enabling TM1 Rules via a Control Cube

A simple solution to enabling and disabling rules for different versions (or scenarios) using either an attribute on the Version dimension or a simple cube, intersecting the }Cube and Version dimensions.

Cascading Element Level Security in TM1

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.

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.

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.

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’.

TM1 and Excel Dates No Longer in Conflict!

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.

How to Create a List Report using a TM1 Active Form

Use Active Forms to create dynamic list reports in Excel using TM1 data, that can be zero suppressed and allow users to expand and contract hierarchies.

Changing Element Order in a TM1 Dimension

How to set the order of elements in a dimension in TM1, either manually via the Dimension Editor, automatically via TM1 Server Explorer or within a Turbo Integrator process – and why you should be very careful when using it!

Setting Dimension Order for a TM1 Cube

Dimension order within cubes in TM1 is important not only for performance, but also for usability. When should you set the order for usability and when for performance? And how do you optimise the dimension order for performance? All these questions and more are addressed in this post from ExploringTM1.