Many promising claims about performance improvements were made for TM1 10.2, most of which are related to the new multi-threading feature that allows to utilise as many threads as the server has. The pre TM1 10.2 situation was pretty uninspiring as TM1 server could use only one thread per request, which seems quite out-dated in the era when even mobile phones have 4 cores! That said, some initial steps like … Continue Reading
IBM Cognos TM1 10.2 has just been released bringing a lot of enhancements and new features. Here is a summary of what’s new. Over the next 10 days we will release details on whats new in TM1 10.2.
Business requirements for reporting and planning are likely to change over time, and in some cases, changes can happen quite regularly and rapidly. So, the cube structures that was implemented initially will likely need changing, such as adding a new dimension to existing cubes for enhanced analysis and/or planning. In the past, adding a dimension to an existing cube directly would not be possible. Unless creating a new cube with … Continue Reading
I was tasked to draft up something on Cognos Insight. Without going through the Cognos Insight user guide, I have got stuck when trying to link data between cubes. “How I do edit rules in Insight?”, I asked. Until I have got a reply from a colleague, “Look for the widget toolbars!”. Have you ever been wondering why there are so very few menu options on the main toolbar in … Continue Reading
What do all the TM1 Control Cubes do? What are the Control Dimensions that are used by each type of Control Cube? This post identifies and explains each TM1 Control Cube and lists the Control Dimensions associated with each Control Cube.
This is Part 2 of the Infocube TM1 Health Check.
Part 1 of the Infocube 10 point guide for giving your TM1 environment a Heath Check. A must read for any TM1 administrator.
Spark Mobile is now on the iTunes App Store. Thanks to all the beta testers. You can access and download the free iPhone / iPad App here. This brings the insights the Spark Cloud has to offer, direct to your mobile device! Notifications about significant events can now be pushed directly to your mobile device and at a touch you can now see Server Configuration, Logs and TM1Top Activity. We hope you … Continue Reading
Writing MDX statements is a very helpful skill for a TM1 person, but what if you need to automate this task and generate many MDX statements? TI process in conjunction with excel formulas might save you in this tricky situation. Say the requirement is to have Top 5 lists of products in each product category or in each country or Top 3 products for Top 3 product categories. In this … Continue Reading
In this blog segment, we’ll look at value add features of the IBM Business Analytics software which are often overlooked and underused. In this article I’m going to explain Custom Rollups and Subset Consolidations within IBM Cognos TM1. Custom rollups are used to create a temporary user-defined consolidation element. It is a very useful, but somewhat underused functionality. With custom rollups, you won’t be able to save the subset but … Continue Reading